When you are considering divorce, it is essential to have a supportive and experienced Evanston divorce lawyer on your side to help with your case. At the Arami Law Office, we have been serving clients in Evanston and throughout Cook County for years with a wider variety of divorce matters, and we can speak with you today about assisting with your case. Whether you need help with the early stages of a divorce or handling more complex issues like property division and spousal maintenance, one of the dedicated advocates at our firm can help.
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) governs most divorce issues in Evanston, and our lawyers can help you to navigate the legal complexities surrounding divorce in Illinois. The Evanston divorce attorneys at the Arami Law Office handle many different types of matters pertaining to divorce, including but not limited to the following:
When you file for divorce in Illinois, it is important to know that there are no longer grounds for divorce under the IMDMA. In other words, you do not have to present any kind of evidence suggesting your spouse is at fault for the divorce. Instead, Illinois law only requires the party filing for divorce to show that irreconcilable differences exist that cannot be overcome. The court must then determine that reconciliation is not an option or has already failed.
For most individuals in Evanston, there is no need to present specific evidence concerning the breakdown of the marriage. Instead, the court presumes that these requirements have been met when the spouses have lived separate and apart for a period of at least six months.
How long will your divorce take? The answer to that question will depend on many different factors, including whether you have a contested or uncontested divorce.
An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both spouses agree to all of the terms concerning the proceeding, from the division of marital property to spousal maintenance to any matters concerning minor children from the marriage. If the parties cannot agree to even one term—even if they agree to all others—they will have a contested divorce. A contested divorce takes longer than an uncontested divorce because it usually requires more assistance from counsel and more time before a judge since a judge will need to make determinations about your divorce case.
If you are thinking about divorce, or if you have already filed for divorce and need assistance with your case, an aggressive yet compassionate divorce attorney in Evanston can get started on your case today. Contact the Arami Law Office to learn more about the family law services we provide to clients in Evanston and throughout Cook County.
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