Divorce is a maze of legal issues: property division, child custody, child support, spousal support and more. Going through this maze without a guide can seem impossible. Thankfully, you do not have to go it alone. At Rinella and Rinella, Ltd., in Chicago, our attorneys can get you through this. We know where to turn and how to protect your interests along the way because we have been handling Illinois divorce cases since 1932.
What Is Most Important To You?
One of the most important things we have learned in our many years of advocating for people like you is that no two divorce cases are the same. What is important to someone else may not be what is important to you. So we have to listen. We have to take the time to hear you out, to get to know your situation, and to learn about your goals. Only then can our lawyers build a legal strategy that will help you get a positive outcome in your divorce.
You will have experience on your side every step of the way. We will stand with you until we have helped you out of the maze of divorce and into a future you are happy with. Count on us to work hard and use great care to get you meaningful results. Whether you have substantial assets that need protecting or you simply want to make certain that you maintain your relationship with your children, we are here for you and ready to take action.
How Divorce Works In Illinois
In Illinois, the grounds for divorce are mental cruelty and irreconcilable differences. In order to obtain a divorce, the parties have to have lived separate and apart for a period of two years. However, if the parties agree, they may be divorced if they have been separated for a period of six months. To do so, the parties will sign a waiver of the two-year requirement.
We take pride in resolving divorce cases without animosity, whenever possible. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators. However, we have substantial trial experience to leverage if needed. State law requires that a negotiated divorce must be presented to the judge for approval. If the parties are in agreement, they enter into a marital settlement agreement, which is incorporated into a Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage. We make sure all these documents are completed correctly and in a timely manner so you can move on with your life.
In addition to divorce, we can advise on legal separations.
Contact Us Today
At Rinella and Rinella, Ltd., our Chicago divorce lawyers can provide you the legal support you need. We can be reached online or by calling 800-699-5181.