Chicago Divorce Lawyer

Chicago Divorce Lawyer

At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, our Chicago divorce lawyers are zealous, solutions-centered advocates for clients. With a focus on personalized representation, we are here to help you find the best path forward. If you are going through a divorce, professional guidance is just a phone call away. To arrange a strictly private, no-obligation case evaluation with an experienced Illinois divorce attorney, please contact our Chicago law office today.  

An Overview of the Divorce Laws in Illinois

Are you preparing for a divorce in Chicago? If so, it is crucial that you know your rights under Illinois law. Divorces are handled on a state-by-state basis. Here are some of the most important things to know about the divorce law and divorce process in Illinois: 

  • Illinois is a No-Fault Divorce State: Illinois no longer allows for a fault-based divorce. The only grounds to get divorced in Illinois are irreconcilable differences. You can prove irreconcilable differences with a six-month separation—even if that separation is not physical, meaning you still can live in the same house during the period of separation. 
  • You Must Meet the State’s Residency Requirement: You can get a divorce in Illinois even if you got married in another state. To file in Illinois, you must satisfy the residency standard. Either you or your spouse must have lived in Illinois on a full-time basis for at least 90 days. You should file for divorce in the county of residency.  
  • Divorce May be Uncontested or Contested: An Illinois divorce will fall into one of two broad categories. An uncontested divorce is essentially a “settled” divorce. The parties reached their own settlement on all material issues and the judge is merely signing off on that agreement. A contested divorce refers to divorce litigation. At least one or more issues remain unsettled—meaning the court needs to step in to resolve the matter. Most divorces in Chicago are uncontested—even if the case starts as a difficult dispute. 

You Can Rely on the Chicago Divorce Attorneys at Hammer Serna & Quinn

There are many issues that may be addressed and resolved before you can finalize a divorce. At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, we provide comprehensive family law representation to clients in Cook County. Among other family law issues, our Chicago divorce lawyers can help you with: 

Call Our Chicago Divorce Attorneys Today

At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, our Chicago divorce lawyers are experienced, effective advocates for our clients. If you have any questions about the divorce process in Illinois, we are here to get you answers. Contact us today for your fully confidential initial legal consultation. From our Chicago law office, we provide divorce representation throughout Cook County.

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