Des Plaines and Hoffman Estates Law Firm Frequently Asked Questions Video
What is the process of getting a divorce in Illinois?
The divorce process is basically when somebody comes in your office, says “I’m thinking about or I’m moving forward with the divorce.” So they come to me and they ask me, “What are the steps, what do I need to do?” and what I tell them is, “We sit down, we go through the facts of your marriage. What have you been doing? How long have you been married? How many kids? What’s your income?”
Once we identify those, we identify the issues that are going to be relevant to the case, such as child support, child custody, perhaps maintenance.
Then we go about drafting what’s known as a petition for dissolution of marriage, which is basically the first paper you file, tells the courts what you want and you serve that on your spouse and that’s how the process gets started.