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.
For example, an
order of protection, which gives the protected party sole possession of the home and of the
children during a pending domestic battery charge, can be followed by
a divorce case and a temporary custody order. Unilaterally removing the
children from the marital home can result in an order for the children
to be returned to the home during the pendency of the case, which can
complicate matters exponentially.
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.
Preparing for litigation, no matter what your case, involves three major steps:
Pre-planning: In some cases pre-litigation conduct greatly affects the course of the
litigation which follows
Gathering evidence: Logic will carry the day. Angry, emotional outbursts are not the evidence
the Court will need to decide your case
Deciding to settle or fight: If 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, or no lawyer cases. There
is a lot to know and the law is complicated. There is also a lot of explaining
to be done and judges are in no position to explain because they legally
cannot offer advice.
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