Settlement or Trial

Our Illinois Family Lawyers Help You In Court

In every case, settlement talks are necessary. These talks help determine which issues are easily resolved and which are not and could possibly avoid costly litigation in front of a judge. No case needs to go to trial on every issue, and a good Illinois divorce attorney can strive to settle and save you time and money.

After the evidence is gathered, if the facts are clear, the case can usually settle. Not all evidence, however, is unambiguous and the application of the law is not always black and white. For example, some cases do not settle until just before trial because the parties were just not emotionally ready to stop fighting and move on.

When you have a complicated case that requires the skill of an experienced family lawyer, Wakenight & Associates, P.C. can help. We have offices in Oak Park, Downers Grove, Mokena, Joliet, Aurora, Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, St. Charles, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Schaumburg, or Chicago Loop.

Preparing for Trial

The best way to settle a case is to prepare for trial. If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. When your opponent can see that you are not ready for trial, it encourages your opponent to not settle and instead to go on to fight you in court.

Preparation for trial can be time consuming and tedious. This includes:

  • Documentary evidence, the most common evidence used in divorce cases
  • Review and analysis of thousands of papers
  • Presentation of hundreds of pieces of evidence
  • An in-depth knowledge of the law

It is always in your best interest to seek help from a trained professional. At Wakenight & Associates, P.C., our experienced Illinois divorce attorneys are well-equipped to help you in or out of court, no matter how complicated your case may be.

Multiple Locations to Serve You

No matter where you reside in Illinois, our firm is dedicated to helping you and your family. We work hard to protect your best interests.

For a free phone consultation with our family lawyers, contact Wakenight & Associates, P.C. online or call any one of our locations:

  • In Cook or Lake Counties: (888) 351-2843
  • In DuPage, Kane, or Kendall Counties: (888) 339-4162
  • In Will, Kankakee, Grundy, or South Cook Counties: (888) 303-1846