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At Keller Legal Services, we follow a very effective, client-centered philosophy of practicing family law.
These are the keys to our success. For decades our clients have hired us for one reason – We Deliver Results.
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Our family law attorneys at Keller Legal Services provide over three decades of skilled professional legal representation in the area of family law. We take great pride in our ability to resolve our clients' most difficult legal problems. We want our clients to have peace of mind when we are on the job. Our lawyers represent clients throughout DuPage, Kane & Will Counties in a wide range of complicated and challenging family law matters, including but not limited to:
Getting divorced is often more complicated than many husbands and wives imagine. There are many requirements to satisfy, and you cannot simply walk into court and expect a judge to divorce you, you must seek the counsel of a competent divorce attorney.
For example, all people seeking a divorce in Illinois must meet certain residency requirements. Generally, at least one spouse must have been a resident in Illinois for at least 90 days before filing. You will need to sign an authentication to this effect.
The law has also changed recently. Petitioners no longer must cite “grounds,” which were the legal reasons for divorce. Once upon a time, petitioners had the option of citing infidelity or abandonment as grounds. Today, the sole ground is “irreconcilable differences,” which is no-fault divorce.
Nevertheless, parties still must file in the correct court and serve the paperwork on their spouse using acceptable methods. This is where an Illinois divorce lawyer can be a big help.
After filing a petition, a couple can decide all the important issues in their divorce, including child custody and support, alimony, and the division of marital property and debts. They can submit their settlement agreement to the judge for approval.
Unfortunately, many couples can’t agree on one or more. This lack of agreement can cause a divorce to drag one—and increase the cost.
Nevertheless, there is some hope. At Keller Legal Services, our family lawyers have deep experience in divorce mediation, where squabbling couples meet with a neutral third party to discuss their disagreements. Mediation often helps couples clear the hurdles to an amicable divorce. We understand mediation inside and out and can protect your rights. We also can help you maintain the flexibility necessary for mediation to work as planned.
Any issue couples cannot agree on gets decided by a judge at trial. There is a long investigator period called “discovery” where each side requests information from the other. Discovery can make or break a case. For example, it is during discovery that we might find out that your spouse has been hiding assets in a bank account or that your spouse’s new boyfriend has a criminal record and drug addiction, which can matter in custody determinations.
At Keller Legal Services, we follow a very effective, client-centered philosophy of practicing family law. Our clients come to us when they are facing difficult challenges in their lives. They want experienced divorce attorneys that can step in for them and handle the situation. We want our clients to know that, in Keller Legal Services, they have a knowledgeable and experienced partner who will bring order back to their lives.
Our family law attorneys have more than 30 years of experience helping clients address problems that they face related to all areas of family law and divorce in DuPage, Kane, & Will Counties, IL.
The entire legal team at Keller Legal Services understands that successfully providing legal services means forming and maintaining individual relationships with our clients. Clients rely on and trust us because they know that we truly care about their welfare and that we are committed to protecting their legal rights.
Our experience and dedication to establishing successful attorney-client relationships allow us to provide clients with legal advice tailored to their specific situations. Our family law attorneys know the law, not just as it is in the legal books, but as it is practiced by the lawyers and judges in the area.
We invite potential clients to schedule a free initial consultation with us by calling 630-505-1515 or by contacting the firm online.