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Schaumburg Family Law Attorney

Do I Need a Specific Reason for Requesting a Divorce?

December 20, 2016
Posted By: Robert M. Kaplan
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A common question from many people seeking a divorce is whether or not they need a specific reason for requesting the divorce.

Most states today, including the state of Illinois, are known as “no-fault” states when it comes to divorce. What this means is that the reason generally cited is simply “irreconcilable differences,” and no other explanation is expected or needed by the court.

On January 1, 2016, Illinois became truly no-fault with the passage of Public Act 99-90, which eliminated any kind of fault-based grounds for divorce.

Regardless of the reason, you are requesting a divorce, it is a good idea to hire an attorney. Robert M. Kaplan is an experienced family lawyer in the Rolling Meadows, IL, area, and he can guide you through the divorce process.

Working with an Attorney During Divorce Proceedings Makes Sense

There are a number of reasons to work with an attorney during a divorce, regardless of the reason behind the divorce. The division of assets can be complicated, and an attorney’s advice can be invaluable. Child custody agreements can be confusing, and an attorney can help ensure the best for both parents and children.

Using an attorney will help ensure your interests are protected during this emotional time. Having a lawyer can also reduce stress because mistakes are less likely to happen with a professional handling the paperwork.

Working with an attorney can also help make sure the divorce proceedings happen in a timely manner and unnecessary delays do not drag the process out.

Call Our Rolling Meadows Law Firm Today

Protect your interests and those of your children by speaking with an attorney if you are seeking a divorce. If you are in the Rolling Meadows, IL, area, talk with family lawyer Robert M. Kaplan for peace of mind!

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