Tinley Park, Illinois, Legal Separation Attorney
At Joel C. Zimmerman & Associates, L.T.D., in Tinley Park and Chicago, Illinois, our philosophy is to pursue matters that are important to our clients. We will not spend time or expense on unnecessary issues like some lawyers do. In this way, we handle your important concerns and still keep your expenses down. Our law firm has handled hundreds of divorce cases. Whether your case is a simple, uncontested case, or a complex, contested divorce, we are experienced in providing compassionate legal assistance for clients while simultaneously fighting for the rights our clients deserve.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment: 708-336-4603 or 877-523-5993.
Grounds for Divorce in Illinois
In a number of states throughout the United States when pursuing a divorce, including Illinois, clients may have to state a reason why they are seeking a divorce. In Illinois, grounds for divorce are for a variety of different reasons including:
- No fault (irreconcilable differences)
- Habitual drunkenness
- Excessive drug abuse
- Mental cruelty
- Physical cruelty
- Infection with STD
One of the most typical grounds for divorce is "no fault." Also knows as "irreconcilable differences," you have to be separated for at least six months with an affidavit (a written statement sworn to and notarized) or two years without an affidavit.
How Does the Divorce Process Work?
At Joel C. Zimmerman & Associates, L.T.D., we try to make the divorce process work smoothly for our clients. Our law firm takes the time to interview clients and understand the facts of their case. We prepare documents that are necessary and appropriate for your case and serve them on the opposing party. Our law firm diligently gathers facts that are helpful to your case. Finally, we assist in the resolution of any temporary or long-term legal issues you are facing. That includes helping with the division of assets, negotiating child custody and parenting time and determining possession of the house.
A legal separation is another option that individuals may want to pursue for a number of reasons. Some individuals may choose this route because of specific religious beliefs, medical circumstances or insurance purposes. A legal separation differs from divorce because it is limited by statute as to which matters can be addressed. Issues such as alimony (maintenance), child support, custody and visitation can all be addressed under a legal separation.
Contact Cook County Divorce Attorney for an Initial Consultation
At Joel C. Zimmerman & Associates, L.T.D., we offer free initial consultations. Contact our firm by e-mail or by calling 708-336-4603 or 877-523-5993 for more information or to schedule an appointment.