Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)
At the Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern in Evanston and Chicago, we understand that you probably never thought you would need to hire a divorce lawyer. That’s why we take our responsibility so seriously to represent you in an Illinois divorce—and to guide you in understanding the divorce process.
When a marriage breaks down or the married couple is no longer happy, sometimes the best course of action is to divorce. Technically called a dissolution of marriage, divorce is the legal process that dissolves the bonds of matrimony by unwinding the couple’s intertwined finances and affairs. It also ends the many rights acquired by way of marriage.
Divorces can grow complicated and stressful, and it’s easy to lose sight of what is actually occurring. In simple terms, the legal process of divorce covers three things:
How are divorces resolved in Illinois?
While each divorce is as unique as the spouses in a marriage, all divorce proceedings generally involve some combination of:
Some cases may also be resolved amicably.
There is no “best” method for resolving a divorce. Ultimately, the path taken to finalize a divorce depends on the level of communication between the spouses and their contested issues. At the Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern in Evanston and Chicago, we encourage amicable divorce resolutions whenever possible—but will fight vigorously in court if needed.
Contact an Evanston Divorce Law Firm
For cases in Chicago, Evanston and the surrounding suburbs, we are happy to discuss your divorce case and provide our opinion on how your case should be resolved. Contact the Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern for a free consultation at any time by calling (847) 868-9584. We can meet with you in Evanston or Chicago, or at another location.