Evanston Divorce Lawyers

Evanston Divorce Lawyers

At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, our Evanston divorce lawyers are experienced, future-focused advocates for clients. With a commitment to helping people find amicable solutions, we are also prepared to take strong legal action to protect your family law rights. If you have any questions or concerns about the divorce process, professional guidance and support is available. To schedule your fully private case review with an Evanston divorce attorney, please contact us today. 

What to Know About the Divorce Laws in Illinois

Each year, thousands of couples in Cook County and the surrounding region file for divorce. If you are getting divorced in Evanston, you need to know how to protect your rights and interests. Here are some of the most important things to understand about divorce in Illinois: 

  • Strict Residency Rules: You can file for divorce in Evanston even if you got married somewhere else. However, either you or your spouse must have lived in Cook County for a minimum of 90 days to file for divorce in this jurisdiction. 
  • No-Fault Grounds for Divorce: Fault is no longer an issue in divorce in Illinois. All divorces are resolved on the no-fault grounds of irreconcilable differences. Ultimately, the divorce process is about the future. Neither spouse has to prove that the other did anything wrong in order to justify a divorce.  
  • Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets: Marital property is subject to equitable distribution in Illinois. Each party to a divorce is entitled to receive their fair share of the collectively-held property and assets. When appropriate, an Illinois court can award one spouse a greater share of the marital property.  
  • Best Interests of the Child: In Illinois, the concepts of “child custody” and “child visitation” are now covered by the term “allocation of parental rights and responsibilities”—or, more specifically, decision-making authority and parenting time. Any dispute between parents will be resolved under the best interests of the child standard. 

How Our Evanston Divorce Attorneys Can Help

A divorce is about the future more than it is about the past—it is about protecting yourself and setting yourself up to move forward. At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, we provide comprehensive family law representation to our clients. Among other things, our Evanston divorce lawyers handle: 

Get in Touch With Our Evanston Divorce Attorneys Today

At Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, our Evanston divorce lawyers work tirelessly to protect the rights of our clients and to help them achieve their goals. If you have questions about divorce, we can help. Call us now or connect with us directly online for a strictly confidential initial consultation. Our law firm provides family law services in Evanston, Cook County, and throughout Northern Illinois.

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