Divorce

Orland Park Family Law Attorneys Handle Divorce in Illinois

Experienced management of complex marital dissolutions

If you are ready to take the legal steps to dissolve your marriage, The Palmisano Law Group has the experience to manage your divorce with skill and care. We understand the emotional and financial toll that divorce can take on you, and we’re committed to providing highly professional, supportive and cost-effective representation. For more than 40 years, our firm has assisted clients in a range of procedures, from no-fault and uncontested divorces to highly acrimonious and complex trials. Whatever your goals for your marital dissolution, The Palmisano Law Group has the right attorneys to pursue a successful outcome.

The right lawyers for traditional and no-fault Illinois divorce

Illinois residents filing for divorce can choose a fault-based procedure. This option is appropriate for spouses who want a public acknowledgement that their spouse was to blame for the breakup of the marriage. Grounds for fault in an Illinois divorce are:

  • Adultery
  • Bigamy
  • Physical cruelty
  • Mental cruelty
  • Desertion
  • Drunkenness or drug addiction
  • Conviction of a felony
  • Impotence

Though many individuals have purely personal reasons for alleging grounds, others seek to influence the court in matters such as child custody and spousal maintenance. However, a judge cannot consider the marital misconduct for the purpose of dividing marital property. Spouses who do not want a public record of their marital problems can choose to cite irreconcilable differences, the no-fault grounds.

The right attorneys for uncontested and contested divorce proceedings

For most spouses, the most efficient way to proceed with marital dissolution is an uncontested divorce. Here, the parties negotiate a marital settlement agreement for all their ancillary issues, including property division, child custody, child support and spousal maintenance (alimony), and present the agreement to the court for approval. Uncontested divorce is available even when the petitioning spouse alleges grounds, as long as the respondent spouse does not contest the grounds.

If  the spouses are unable to reach complete agreement, they can present a partial agreement to the court and hold their unresolved issues over for trial in a contested divorce. Since settlement talks can break down at any time, the right attorney for your divorce is one who can skillfully negotiate and who has the courtroom experience to present your case persuasively at trial. 

Contact the right divorce attorney in Orland Park, IL and the vicinity

Choosing the right attorney to manage your divorce is crucial to your success. The Palmisano Law Group offers prospective divorce clients a free 60-minute consultation, so you can meet with an experienced lawyer about your specific concerns. Call the Palmisano Law Group today at 708.966.4311 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.