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Rolling Meadows Divorce Attorneys

Sometimes making the decision to end your marriage is a difficult one, and in other cases, it’s obvious to both parties that separation is the best choice. Whether your divorce turns out to be a friendly, uncontested one or a tense and drawn-out battle, one thing remains the same – you need an experienced legal advocate on your side. A skilled divorce attorney can help you protect your financial future and your parental rights, giving you peace of mind and a positive start to the next chapter of your life.

We Handle All Aspects of Divorce Cases

When people see the term “family law,” the first issue that often comes to mind is divorce. There are many other issues involved in family law, but many of them are divorce-related, including:

As experienced divorce attorneys, we are happy to assist with your divorce or any related matter.

What is a No-Fault Divorce?

Many years ago, people seeking a divorce were required to state that their partner had done something wrong to cause the marriage to fail. Nearly all states have since updated these rules to allow for what is known as “no-fault” divorce. Illinois is considered a modified “no-fault” state. This means that either spouse can initiate the divorce on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences” without blaming the other spouse for any specific wrongdoing. Illinois does require that grounds for the divorce be stated in the filing.

Although grounds may be as innocuous as “irreconcilable differences,” other grounds may be falsely stated by your spouse that might affect your ability to spend time with your children, including:

  • Domestic battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Physical abuse
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Drug use
  • Gambling

If you are innocent of such charges, you have additional reasons for hiring a legal representative to help you maintain your rights as a parent and property owner.

Negotiate or Litigate

As your attorneys, it will be our mission to help you resolve your divorce as quickly and efficiently as possible without compromising your rights. In most situations, we are able to achieve this through negotiations with your former spouse and their attorney outside of court. However, divorce cases can be extremely contentious, leading to the necessity to resolve divorce issues in a trial. This is generally less practical and efficient than negotiating a divorce settlement with your spouse, but may be necessary to obtain a fair outcome. If litigation is the best option for your divorce, we are fully prepared to argue your case in court.

Protecting Your Interests in Divorce

Divorce can be an emotionally and mentally draining experience. Our skilled team of family law attorneys can handle all the legal issues in your divorce so you can focus on being there for your loved ones. We invite you to contact us for a free initial consultation about your family law matter. We can evaluate your case and advise you about your legal options.

Contact our office to arrange for a free initial consultation and review of your case.

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Andrea Heckman

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Please contact our law office in Rolling Meadows for legal assistance with divorce, child custody, or visitation issues. We serve clients in the Chicago metropolitan area who need the help of an experienced and dedicated family law attorney.

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