The divorce process in Illinois is governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Issues affecting families in a divorce are provided for in this statute, as well as provisions governing children, property distribution, and spousal support. Any person anticipating a divorce must have a working understanding of the Court process as well as the substantive issues to be addressed. Gwendolyn J. Sterk and the Family Law Group assists clients in and around Orland Park, Illinois (Cook County, Will County, DuPage County) with their divorce proceedings.
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Divorce (or the dissolution of marriage) is the termination of a marital union and dissolving of the bonds of matrimony between a married couple. In Illinois grounds for divorce must be addressed. In addition the court must determine the marital and non-marital estates of the parties and thereafter, it must equitably divide the marital estate. The legal process of divorce may involve issues of maintenance (spousal support), parenting issues such as allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, child support, distribution of property, and division of debt.
“Divorce can be a stressful experience affecting finances, living arrangements, household jobs, schedules and more. If the family includes children, they may be deeply affected.”
Divorce is a major life change. It is important to understand the process and to be prepared. Our experienced divorce attorneys and legal team have helped clients just like you in Cook County, Will County, DuPage County, and Illinois communities.
Divorce is a serious life change. It’s imperative that you take the time to completely understand the process and have thorough knowledge of the assets and liabilities to be addressed during the litigation. Your entire family is impacted by divorce so having a support team is crucial.