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Geneva, IL Amicable Divorce Attorney

Kane County amicable and contested divorce lawyer

Lawyer for Divorce Litigation and Amicable Resolution in Kane County, IL

The Illinois divorce process can take many different shapes depending on the issues at hand and the nature of the relationship between the spouses. One of the biggest difference-makers is whether the spouses are able to pursue an amicable divorce resolution, or whether they decide to iron out their divorce order through contested litigation. Both methods have their places, but it is important to choose the method that makes the most sense for your situation.

At Loire Krajniak Law, LLC, we have 10 years of experience representing divorce clients in both litigation and amicable settlement negotiations. We understand the pros and cons of each, and we will advise you regarding the approach that most closely aligns with your goals, priorities, needs, and values. Regardless of the method you choose, Attorney Reese Krajniak will be a strong advocate and defender of your interests throughout the process.

Amicable Divorce Resolution Methods in Illinois

Despite what you may assume, the large majority of Illinois divorce cases are resolved out of court using resolution methods that are, at least to a certain extent, amicable. If you and your spouse are in agreement about most or all of the terms of your divorce, you may be able to pursue an uncontested divorce by drafting a resolution together and filing it with the court for approval. You may even qualify for an option known as a Joint Simplified Dissolution of Marriage if you have no children and minimal assets.

However, it is common for divorcing spouses to disagree on at least some of the matters at hand. For example, you may both have a strong preference for keeping certain assets or properties, or you may be arguing over a parenting time schedule that is fair to both of you. This does not mean that you cannot resolve your divorce amicably, but you may find that you need an attorney to advise you of your interests and represent you in settlement negotiations. You might also decide to pursue a dispute resolution like mediation, in which a neutral third party helps you and your spouse come to a consensus on any remaining disagreements.

An amicable divorce resolution offers many possible benefits, including:

  • Greater privacy and control over the terms of your divorce order
  • Less conflict and animosity between you and your spouse
  • Less time and money spent in court

Resolving your divorce amicably can be especially beneficial if you and your spouse share children and you want to be able to maintain a civil co-parenting relationship in the years to come.

Yorkville Attorney for Divorce Litigation

Unfortunately, an amicable divorce resolution is not always possible. Contested litigation in court may be necessary if you suspect that your spouse is being dishonest about finances, if you or your children are at risk of domestic abuse or endangerment from your spouse, or if you and your spouse are simply unable or unwilling to cooperate to reach an agreement.

If you plan to resolve your divorce through litigation, you will need to be well prepared with strong evidence and testimony to support your goals regarding property division, spousal support, child support, and child custody. You will also need to plan for a discovery period during which you and your spouse can request important financial information from each other, and you may need to prepare for a guardian ad litem to investigate you and your home for the purposes of determining the best interests of your children.

We can advise and represent you throughout the litigation process, including any required court hearings, to help you make the strongest possible case for your desired outcome. Keep in mind, however, that the final decisions in a litigated divorce are left in the hands of the judge, whose orders become legally binding.

Contact a Sugar Grove Divorce Lawyer

Whether you are preparing for an amicable or contested divorce, we can provide the legal representation you need. For a free initial consultation to learn more about your options, contact us today at 630-448-2406. We represent clients in all manner of divorce cases in Kane County and the surrounding areas, including Sugar Grove, Yorkville, Geneva, Plano, Aurora, Big Rock, and Bristol.

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