Kendall County Divorce Attorney
If you are considering filing for divorce or you believe your spouse may be doing so soon, you need the support and counsel of an experienced, accessible and dedicated Kendall County divorce attorney during this difficult, stressful time.
At McAdams & Sartori, LLC, we understand the emotional and financial strain that divorce puts on an individuals and families and our goal is to lessen that impact as much as possible. For more than 15 years we have provided successful divorce counsel to hundreds of clients in Kendall and Kane counties. We want to work with you and we will be completely focused and committed to your case.
Kane County Divorce Lawyers
Our firm has experience working on all different types of divorce cases, from straight-forward out of court settlements, to complex trials. We skillfully handle all areas of family law and divorce-related matters including:
Yorkville, Illinois Divorce Lawyers
In Illinois, there are three main areas which the courts must make critical decisions prior to ending your marriage: grounds, property and children.
A judge is required to find "grounds" to end a marriage. Illinois has adopted "no-fault" grounds called irreconcilable differences and there are several "fault" grounds as well.
A no-fault divorce requires that the parties live separate and apart for a two-year period, however, if the parties agree by a written document, they may obtain a divorce after living separate and apart for a period in excess of six months. The courts have generally found parties to be "separate and apart" even though they have been residing in the same home if they were using separate bedrooms, had limited or no communication and basically were not living as husband and wife. There are multiple fault grounds for divorce in Illinois including abandonment, adultery, alcohol abuse or drug addiction for two years, attempting to take the other spouse's life, bigamy, extreme and repeated physical or mental cruelty, felony conviction, impotence and infecting the other spouse with a sexually transmitted disease.
In Illinois, fault grounds do not have an impact on the outcome of the divorce when it comes to division of property or alimony. They can be important, however, when the court is considering dissipation of marital assets, child custody and visitation matters.
Divorce in Illinois
There are many ways to go about settling a divorce case, from mediation to the courtroom. When possible, our attorneys will work to negotiate terms without going to trial but in certain situations, litigation may be necessary. At McAdams & Associates P.C., our attorneys have extensive trial experience in Kendall and Kane Counties. You will be able to count on us to advocate aggressively on your behalf regarding every aspect of your divorce and child custody matters.
We know what a difficult time you are going through and we are here to help. Contact the experienced lawyers at McAdams & Sartori, LLC in our Yorkville office at 630-553-1313 for a consultation. We serve clients in Kendall County, Kane County, and including but not limited to Yorkville, Plainfield, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, South Elgin, Yorkville, Aurora, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, Montgomery, Boulder Hill and Bristol.