Wheaton Divorce Lawyers
Attorneys for Divorce Matters in DuPage County
Making the decision to get a divorce can be one of the most important and emotional decisions you will ever make. The divorce process is often more difficult and more emotionally charged when children are involved. An experienced family law attorney from our firm can help you approach the emotional, financial, and legal matters involved in a divorce in a rational manner.
Our skilled and experienced divorce and family law attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC know the laws of divorce, or as it is legally called, “dissolution of marriage.” During our initial consultation with potential clients, we present them with comprehensive information about the divorce process. At that time, we will discuss any issues related to child custody, child support, parenting time, or other divorce-related matters. We inform them about the additional information that we will need to proceed with divorce proceedings. As a general rule, an amicable resolution is often in the best interests of the parties and their children. Such an approach is frequently less expensive and less stressful, allowing the parties to rebuild their lives more quickly. However, not all cases are able to be resolved amicably. In contentious cases, rest assured that our firm will zealously and aggressively represent our clients' interests. Contact the Wheaton divorce lawyers of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC at 630-665-7300 to get effective representation from an attorney who will have your best interests at heart.
Grounds for Divorce
In Illinois, you do not have to prove someone is at fault to get a divorce. In a no-fault divorce, either spouse can obtain a divorce without proving the other spouse did something wrong, even if the other spouse does not consent to the divorce.
Previously in Illinois, you could also allege fault-based grounds to obtain a divorce. Some of the more common reasons for obtaining a fault-based divorce included adultery, mental illness, mental cruelty, and abandonment. Recent law changes, however, have eliminated fault-based divorce as an available option. Starting in 2016, all divorces will be granted on the no-fault grounds of irreconcilable differences.
Comprehensive Divorce Practice
Our divorce practice is comprehensive, covering all matters that arise during divorce proceedings and after a divorce decree is final. We assist clients in matters including:
- Child Custody and Visitation: We help clients determine what child custody and visitation arrangements are best for them and for their children.
- Mediation and Collaborative Law: These methods of negotiating divorce settlements can be invaluable in assisting clients who choose a less contentious method of resolving their disputes.
- Maintenance/Alimony: When one spouse is required to pay financial support to the other spouse, this support is called spousal maintenance. We explain the different possibilities for alimony/spousal maintenance, placing special emphasis on the tax implications of the different approaches.
- Child Support: We help our clients understand the Illinois child support guidelines and ensure that financial support orders will address all applicable child-related expenses.
- Property Distribution: It is not unusual for the parties to have emotional attachments to property, which often causes difficulty in reaching an agreement on how marital assets will be divided. We help ensure that the division of property is equitable, and we use business evaluators and forensic accountants when needed to ensure that all marital property is taken into account.
- Enforcement and Modifications: We file petitions to change, modify, or enforce court orders dealing with support, custody, and visitation.
Years of Experience
We have built a strong reputation as skilled divorce attorneys since our firm was established in 1949. Consequently, colleagues in other law firms often refer divorce matters and mediation cases to our firm. Whether you walk in our door or are referred by another attorney, we will provide you with extensive information about your options, treat you with respect and compassion, and proceed with your best interests firmly before us. Contact a skilled and compassionate divorce lawyer at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC. We can help. Contact our attorneys at 630-665-7300.
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