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Rockford Divorce Attorneys

Dedicated Divorce Representation in Rockford, IL

Navigating contentious divorce proceedings can be an emotionally draining and challenging experience. At Reno & Zahm LLP, we strive to provide friendly, straightforward, and comprehensive legal guidance to our clients throughout each step of this difficult period. Our community-oriented law firm has been helping clients since 1923, and we are ready to put our skills and resources to work for you.

We are prepared to advocate for you in all divorce-related conflicts, including disputes involving child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. Our team understands how to successfully approach these issues and secure favorable outcomes for our clients.

Contact us online or call (779) 235-9115 to request an initial consultation with our team.

Legal Grounds to File for Divorce in Illinois

In Illinois, the law provides specific grounds upon which a divorce may be filed. As of 2016, Illinois has become a no-fault divorce state, with "irreconcilable differences" being the sole grounds for divorce. This means the parties agree that their marriage has irretrievably broken down and reconciliation efforts have failed or would not be in the family’s best interests. Prior to this change, grounds for divorce included adultery, abandonment, physical or mental cruelty, substance abuse, and conviction of a felony, among others. However, these grounds are no longer necessary to file for a divorce in Illinois. Put simply, either spouse has the right to initiate divorce proceedings simply because they no longer wish to continue the marriage.

Resolving Divorce Disputes

In Illinois, an uncontested divorce refers to a situation where both parties are in complete agreement about all aspects of the divorce, including the division of assets, spousal support, child custody, and visitation. This type of divorce tends to be more amicable and less time-consuming as it eliminates the need for prolonged court battles.

Unfortunately, many divorce cases involve one or more conflicts that cannot be easily resolved. Our Rockford divorce attorneys are happy to advocate for you in alternative dispute resolution forums to more efficiently settle these matters and avoid a trial. However, if any disagreements cannot be resolved, we are more than ready to go to court and fight to protect your interests.

Our skilled litigators at Reno & Zahm LLP understand how to effectively approach many types of divorce-related disputes, including those involving:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Property division

The uncertainty that comes with a contested divorce can be stressful. We understand what is at stake and can provide the guidance, support, and advocacy you need to move forward during this challenging time. We aim to simplify the legal proceedings and provide you with peace of mind of knowing that your case is in capable and caring hands. You can also rest assured our team will leave no stone unturned in our effort to secure the best possible outcome in your case.

Do not wait to get legal advice if you are preparing to go through a divorce. Call (779) 235-9115 or contact us online today.

Why Choose Reno & Zahm LLP?

What Makes Us Different
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