Going through a divorce involves major upheavals in your personal life and finances. Whether you are the one who filed for a divorce or you have been served with a divorce petition and a summons to appear in court by your spouse, it is natural to have concerns.
As experienced Illinois divorce attorneys, Andrea Heckman Law provides the caring support and trusted legal guidance you need throughout the process. Find out more about what you can expect during a divorce hearing below.
Every divorce is different and the circumstances are as unique as the individual parties involved. However, there are general issues under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Statutes that must be resolved in any case before a final divorce order is issued. These are generally the topic of divorce hearings and include:
There are two basic types of divorce cases in Illinois: contested and uncontested cases. In uncontested cases, both parties agree to the terms of the divorce and may only need to attend a ‘prove up’ hearing, where the judge reviews the details and issues a final order in your case.
In a contested divorce, the case will typically go to trial. Here is what to expect at this type of divorce hearing:
Divorce hearings can impact your personal life and financial security for years to come. Andrea Heckman Law provides the trusted legal guidance you need to protect your rights throughout the process. To get the professional representation you need when attending divorce hearings, call or contact our Illinois divorce attorneys online and request a consultation today.
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I could not ask for a better attorney to represent me during my case which is Andrea Heckman. Anytime I had any questions, I got a response in a timely manner. Andrea walked me through a very difficult time which was a divorce/child custody case. Andrea is very knowledgeable and motivating. The staff has been nothing but welcoming and professional. If I have to go to court for anything, I will definitely be giving this firm a call again.
Heckman Law is handling my divorce/custody. Andrea is very professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. She will take the time to answer and explain any questions you may have. She usually responds within a few hours. Honest about possible outcomes, whether it’s good or bad news. My ex doesn’t want to negotiate or cooperate with anything. Andrea is willing to fight in the courtroom for you. The case is ongoing.
I was represented by Andrea Heckman, and if it wasn’t for her, I would have been so lost. She guided me through my difficult situation. Some lawyers are about money. I knew that Andrea cared about me and my situation.
Ms. Heckman is a great lawyer. She helped me get time with my daughter when my ex was being nasty and refusing to let me see my baby. I thank her for all her hard work.
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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.