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Evanston Divorce Lawyer

Evanston Divorce Lawyer

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Serving Families in Evanston

Making the decision to file for divorce is never an easy one, regardless of your situation. At the Law Office of George M. Sanders, P.C., we know how difficult and complicated divorce can be, and we are committed to helping individuals in Evanston as they navigate the divorce process. If you are considering divorce in Evanston, you should not hesitate to get in touch with an experienced and compassionate Evanston family law attorney.

Different Types of Divorce Issues We Handle for Clients in Evanston

Most divorce issues in Evanston arise under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). At the Law Office of George M. Sanders, P.C., we handle many different types of legal matters that arise in divorce cases. For example, we routinely assist clients with some of the following issues:

  • Filing a petition for dissolution of marriage (a petition for divorce);
  • Identification, classification, and valuation of property for the purposes of property distribution;
  • Advocating for spousal maintenance;
  • Calculating spousal maintenance according to the Illinois guidelines;
  • Helping to create a parenting plan;
  • Advocating for a parent’s rights when the court allocates parental responsibilities;
  • Calculating child support according to the “income shares” model; and
  • Modifying existing court orders.

“No Fault” Divorce in Evanston Under Illinois Law

Recent changes to the IMDMA included changes to Illinois’s fault-based divorce laws. Now, Illinois is a no-fault state, and anyone in Evanston who wants to get a divorce has a “no fault” option. This “no fault” option requires only that the party filing for divorce make clear that the marriage has broken down due to irreconcilable differences and that it cannot be fixed.  

As long as the parties live separate and apart for at least six months before one of the parties files for divorce, then the IMDMA states that there is an “irrebuttable presumption that the requirement of irreconcilable differences has been met.” Even if the parties have not been living separate and apart for at least six months, it may still be possible to get divorced. An Evanston divorce attorney can discuss your options with you.

Financial Issues in Your Evanston Divorce

There are many different kinds of financial issues that arise in a divorce case, including but not limited to:

  • Equitable distribution of marital assets;
  • Spousal maintenance; and
  • Child support.

When it comes to spousal maintenance and child support, Illinois has guidelines that apply to most cases. These guidelines help to streamline the process and to ensure that financial issues are handled objectively and fairly.

Seek Advice from an Evanston Divorce Attorney

When you are considering divorce, it is extremely important to have a dedicated advocate on your side who can ensure that your voice is heard. An aggressive Evanston divorce attorney can get started on the divorce process with you today. Contact the Law Office of George M. Sanders, P.C. to speak with an experienced attorney at our firm.

Contact Our Illinois Divorce & Custody Law Firm Today

You will find our attorneys to be flexible, responsive, and ready to begin providing exceptional representation to protect your rights and your best interests immediately. Call our law office now at 312-624-7645 to schedule a consultation about your family law needs at no initial charge.


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