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Are you thinking about filing for divorce? Have you begun taking steps toward the divorce process in Illinois? Our Evanston divorce lawyers are here to assist you. At Arami Law, Inc., we have years of experience representing clients in various divorce and family law matters in Illinois, and we can begin working with you today on your case. Do not hesitate to get in touch, and to learn more about how we can assist you.
Cases Our Divorce Lawyers in Evanston Handle
At Arami Law, Inc., we handle many different issues that arise in divorce cases in Evanston, Illinois, including but not limited to the following:
- Filing for divorce;
- Contested and uncontested divorce;
- Divorce mediation;
- Spousal support or spousal maintenance;
- Property division, including division of assets and debts;
- Classifying marital and separate property;
- Issues concerning concealed assets;
- Business valuation and division;
- Allocation of parental responsibilities, including significant decision-making responsibilities and parenting time;
- Crafting a parenting plan;
- Child support; and
- Modifying existing divorce orders from spousal support to parental responsibilities.
Understanding Divorce Law in Evanston
Most legal issues that arise in an Evanston divorce will be governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). Under the IMDMA, in order to file for divorce, there is no requirement that anyone prove “grounds” for divorce. Rather, Illinois is a “no-fault state,” which means that a court can enter a judgment for divorce (i.e., dissolution of marriage) as long as the following requirements have been met:
- One of the spouses was a resident of Illinois or stationed in Illinois as a member of the armed services when the petition for dissolution of marriage was filed;
- Spouse residing in Illinois had maintained that residence for at least 90 days; and
- No-fault divorce requirement has been met, meaning that irreconcilable differences have led to the end of the marriage, and the court is able to make the determination that nothing can be done to repair that marriage.
How is the no-fault divorce requirement met? According to the IMDMA, there is an irrebuttable presumption that the requirement has been met when the spouses have lived separate and apart for at least six months.
Evanston Contested Versus Uncontested Divorce
Divorces are generally either contested or uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, the parties have reached an agreement about all aspects of the divorce. With a contested divorce, one or more issues remain in dispute. Uncontested divorces are typically much quicker than uncontested divorces.
Just because a divorce starts out contested does not mean that the parties cannot reach an agreement through negotiation or divorce mediation.
Contact Our Divorce Attorneys in Evanston, IL
Whether you are considering the possibility of divorce, you have already taken initial steps toward filing, or your case is underway and you need legal representation, an experienced Evanston divorce lawyer at our firm can speak with you today about your case. Contact Arami Law, Inc. for more information.
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