Orland Park Divorce Lawyers Deliver Strong Counsel to Illinois Clients
Experienced firm offers comprehensive support for marital dissolutions
If you are ready to take the legal steps needed to dissolve your marriage, The Palmisano Law Group has the experience to manage your divorce with skill and care. We understand the emotional and financial toll that ending your marriage can take on you, and we’re committed to providing highly professional, supportive and cost-effective representation. For more than 40 years, our Orland Park firm has assisted Illinois clients in all types of marriage dissolution proceedings, from uncontested divorces to highly acrimonious and complex trials. Whatever terms you seek in your divorce order, The Palmisano Law Group has the right attorneys to pursue a successful outcome.
The right lawyers to guide you through the Illinois no-fault divorce process
Since 2016, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act has limited state residents to no-fault divorces, where legal dissolution is granted because the marital relationship is irretrievably broken. Traditional fault grounds such as adultery, physical cruelty and desertion are no longer used. Likewise, marital misconduct is rarely considered in decisions relating to property division or spousal maintenance. However, a judge could adjust financial terms when a husband or wife spends marital assets to carry on an adulterous relationship. Our knowledgeable family law attorneys take the time to discuss your particular situation and needs in order to identify the type of divorce strategy that best suits your circumstances.
Understanding the difference between contested and uncontested divorce proceedings in Orland Park, IL
For many spouses, the most efficient way to proceed with marital dissolution is an uncontested divorce. Here, the parties negotiate a marital settlement agreement that addresses key issues, including property division, child custody, child support and spousal maintenance (alimony). At that point, the parties submit the agreement to the court, where the judge reviews the terms. Typically, the judge will accept the parties’ consensus and incorporate the agreement’s language into the order, but the judge has the power to make revisions where he or she feels they are warranted. Uncontested divorce is not just for situations where the spouses are relatively amicable about their breakup. Even in cases where emotions are running high, our firm works diligently to avoid unnecessary conflict and cost by focusing on the result rather than the problems that contributed to the relationship’s end.
If the spouses are unable to reach complete agreement, they can present a partial agreement to the court and litigate their unresolved issues in a contested divorce. Since settlement talks can break down at any time, the right attorney for your divorce is one who can skillfully negotiate and who has the courtroom experience to present your case persuasively at trial.
Contact one of our divorce lawyers serving Orland Park, IL and the surrounding areas
The Palmisano Law Group offers a free one-hour consultation where you can discuss your situation and legal options with an experienced attorney. From there, we will explain the services we offer and how we might help you achieve a favorable result. Call us today at 708-966-4311 or contact us online to make an appointment.