Contested Divorce

Contested Divorce in Illinois

Chicago Divorce Lawyer

In the state of Illinois, it is possible to receive a no-fault or uncontested divorce as well as a fault based or contested divorce. A fault based divorce has the potential to be far more stressful than an uncontested divorce and an uncontested divorce is usually attempted as the first option. Where an uncontested divorce is not possible, you can still have a successful divorce and continue to protect your interests with the help of a divorce lawyer. When a contested divorce is involved, both spouses will require an attorney. When agreements on child custody, division of property, spousal support or some other divorce-related issue cannot be reached, a fault based divorce will be required. An experienced attorney can help to minimize the stress and finances involved in the divorce. Avoiding litigation is usually preferable and that is why it is so important to hire an attorney that can utilize his or her skill to reach an agreement on the contested divorce without the use of litigation where it is possible.

Conditions for a Contested Divorce

The following conditions constitute grounds for a contested divorce:

  • Irreconcilable differences
  • Impotence
  • Bigamy
  • Adultery
  • Desertion for a period of one year or more
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Use of addictive drugs for over 2 years
  • Threatening the life of the spouse with poison
  • Physical or mental cruelty
  • A felony conviction
  • Contraction of a venereal disease

My name is Attorney Mitch Furman and my firm has helped many clients with contested divorce issues so that they could eventually move on with their lives. Divorce is difficult and emotionally draining. Having the right attorney can make a world of difference. I understand how difficult it can be when your spouse is not cooperating on divorce issues. You have to consider your future and the future of any children involved. I utilize years of experience to protect my clients' rights during the divorce process.

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