Divorce is never easy, even when both partners agree that it’s the right decision. The dissolution of a marriage involves crucial decisions about how your shared property will be divided and how your children will be cared for. At Rogers Law Office, my goal is to help clients in the Champaign area and throughout Illinois get through their divorces without added stress or difficulty. My knowledge of Illinois laws and practices enables me to provide advice on all aspects of divorce, and to address any questions or concerns you may have.
Illinois is a no-fault state, so you need only assert that your marriage is irretrievably broken to obtain a divorce, also known as dissolution. Although you can allege traditional grounds, such as adultery, cruelty or abandonment, the court does not consider grounds when deciding on spousal support or property division, so the allegations will have no impact on your case.
The course that your divorce takes depends on your circumstances and your choices of how to proceed. Most couples will first try to work out a settlement of key issues and concerns rather than letting a judge decide the terms of their divorce. This is typically done through negotiation with the aid of counsel.
Another option is mediation, which gives you and your spouse the opportunity to resolved disputes in a structured setting through a trained facilitator. This process fosters cooperation and often reduces the time and cost of divorce. Once you’ve reached a settlement, you can present your agreement to the court for approval and be granted an uncontested divorce. However, if litigation is necessary to reach just and equitable resolutions to, I am prepared to advocate on your behalf in court in pursuit of the most favorable outcome.
At Rogers Law Office, I will work to develop the best possible solutions for all aspects of your divorce, which may include:
With commitment and conviction, I argue for fair arrangements, always keeping in mind your best interests and those of your children.
Although parties for divorce hope for a simple, expedited process, there are several issues that can complicate matters, such as:
With all such issues, you can rely on my experience and capacity for creative problem solving to make sure that your interests are fully protected in the outcome achieved.
Rogers Law Office in Champaign, Illinois provides skilled and determined divorce representation. Please call 217-318-0677 or contact me online to schedule a confidential consultation.