Chicago Divorce Attorneys

Chicago Divorce Attorneys

At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, our Chicago divorce attorneys have the professional experience and legal skills that you can count on in a complex divorce case. With a commitment to helping clients find amicable solutions when possible, we are always ready to take aggressive action to protect your rights when necessary. For a fully private consultation with a top-rated Illinois divorce lawyer, please contact our Chicago law office today. 

What to Know About the Divorce Process in Illinois

If you and your partner are in the process of ending a marriage, you need to know your rights under Illinois law. Here are four notable things that you need to understand about the divorce process in Chicago: 

  • Residency Requirement: To be eligible to file for divorce in Illinois, you or your former partner must have lived in the state for at least three months (90 days). A divorce petition should be filed in the country of residency. Chicago divorces are heard in Cook County. 
  • No-Fault Grounds Divorce: All Illinois divorces are no-fault divorce. Irreconcilable differences are the sole grounds for divorce in Illinois. Ultimately, a divorce is about the future in our state. The court will not assign blame to either party. 
  • Property is Divided Fairly: Marital property is split up under the Illinois equitable distribution legal standard. In effect, each party to a divorce gets to keep their fair share of the jointly-owned assets. Non-marital property is not subject to distribution. Of course, in practice, splitting up property can often prove to be difficult.  
  • Most Divorces are Uncontested (Settled): While litigation is always possible, you and your former partner have the right to reach a settlement. A settled divorce is also known as an uncontested divorce. A favorable divorce settlement can save you time, money, and stress. 

How the Chicago Divorce Lawyers at Hammer Serna & Quinn Can Help

Getting a divorce is about more than simply filling out some legal forms—it is about setting up your life for the future. At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, we provide comprehensive family law representation to clients. When you get in touch with our Chicago law office, you will have an opportunity to work with an Illinois divorce lawyer who can help you with:

Get Help From a Divorce Lawyer in Chicago

At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, our Chicago divorce lawyers provide personalized, reliable legal representation to clients. Give us a call now or contact our family law team online to set up your strictly confidential case evaluation. From our Chicago office, we provide divorce & family law representation throughout Cook County. 

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