If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn. At The Law Offices of Kenneth M Devaney PC, we're here to take some of the weight off your shoulders and guide you through each step of the divorce process. Moving forward may seem impossible right now, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
The first step in seeking a divorce is to file a "Petition for Dissolution of Marriage." This document will outline some basic information about your marriage and detail the grounds for the divorce. This petition is then served on the spouse who did not file. There are two kinds of divorce in Illinois: uncontested and contested. An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses agree on all issues involved. In a contested divorce, the spouses are unable to agree on child custody, property division, and more. If you are facing a contested divorce, contact us to ensure your voice is heard.