The Litigation Process
Trust Our Illinois Divorce Lawyers in Court
No matter what your situation, litigating a
family law case can be difficult and requires an experienced knowledge of the law. No
matter what your situation, it is in your best interest to seek professional
help from our skilled Illinois divorce attorneys.
Should you File for Divorce?
divorce attorney encourages divorce.
Nevertheless, if you are going to file for divorce there are certain perceived
psychological advantages to being the Petitioner, including being perceived
as the party who was wronged, who is need of relief, and who is not afraid
to deal with the issues.
There are also certain perceived procedural advantages to being the Petitioner,
such as the right to present evidence first at the trial of your divorce case.
Pre-plan: In some cases pre-litigation conduct greatly affects the course of the
litigation which follows
Gather evidence: Logic will carry the day. Angry, emotional outbursts are not the evidence
the Court will need to decide your case
The Judge's role: When the facts are clear, most cases settle. When the facts are not clear,
the evidence is disputed, and the parties cannot agree, the Judge hears
the evidence at trial and enters an order in accordance with the law
Lawyers Help Greatly in the Process
Judges absolutely do not enjoy conflicted pro se cases where there is no
lawyer. The law is complicated. There is also a lot of explaining to be
done but the Judge is neutral . . . and thus cannot . . . offer legal
advice to either party.
Even the simplest case requires an Illinois family law attorney to help
ensure that your rights are protected. Whether you are contemplating,
initiating, or responding to a divorce,
a divorce lawyer at Wakenight & Associates, P.C. can discuss your situation with you for free over the phone.
We have offices near you to help. Visit us in Oak Park, Downers Grove,
Mokena, Joliet, Aurora, Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, St. Charles, Lake Forest,
Northbrook, Schaumburg, or Chicago Loop.
Call us in any of the following counties:
- Cook or Lake: (888) 351-2843
- DuPage, Kane, or Kendall: (888) 339-4162
- Will, Kankakee, Grundy, or South Cook: (888) 303-1846