No one enters a marriage with the intention that it will end in a divorce. However, certain circumstances lead couples to make the difficult decision to dissolve their marriage. Divorce usually causes a great deal of emotional distress to everyone involved. Whether you or your spouse has decided to get a divorce, the chances are you are upset, anxious, and uncertain about what the future might holds for you and your family.
Divorce is a complex process that affects all aspect of your life – your finances, your living situation, and your ability to live or interact with your children. Since so many important things are at stake, it is imperative that you retain the legal services of an experienced and competent Naperville family law attorney to handle your case.
Keller Legal Services has been practicing family law for more than 25 years and has helped many families transition smoothly through the distressing phase of divorce. Our Naperville attorneys are knowledgeable and skilled, and can work with you to take the necessary legal action to protect your rights and resolve your divorce related issues to reach a favorable outcome.
Previously, a person had to fulfill certain requirements for filing a divorce action; either pleading grounds or irreconcilable differences and living separate and apart for at least 2 years. Recently, Illinois laws and regulations have significantly changed over the past few years.
As of January 1, 2016, several statutes have been changed and replaced in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act . The new revisions remove all fault-based grounds for dissolution of marriage in Illinois. This means that couples no longer need to file for divorce based on grounds such as drug addiction, adultery, mental or physical cruelty, desertion, bigamy, and others.
The updated law requires only that the parties show that they have an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage as a result of irreconcilable differences. It must be alleged and proven that either all efforts for reconciliation have failed or attempts for reconciliation would be impracticable and would only further deteriorate the relationship. In addition, the waiting period has been reduced from two years to six months.
At Keller Legal Services, we opt for a client-centric approach and work with clients to proactively deal with family and marital disputes. We believe that collaboration and negotiation are always the best way to manage our cases in reaching an effective settlement. However, not all cases can be settled. If your case requires us to take your case to trial to fight for your rights, we will effectively and aggressively represent you at trial. We make every effort to fully protect your interests at all times.
Our Naperville divorce attorneys are experienced negotiators and accomplished trial lawyers who can handle all aspects of your divorce; whether it is a simple divorce or complex divorce with a multitude of challenging issues. Our services include:
If you are thinking of getting a divorce or your partner has filed a petition for dissolution of marriage, you should discuss your case with a reliable and experienced Naperville divorce attorney. Contact Keller Legal Services today at 630-868-3093 to schedule a no-obligation consultation. Our attorneys will work hard to provide cost-effective solutions and will aggressively advocate for your rights