Divorce Attorney Harwood Heights, IL
When You’re Separating from Your Spouse, Protect Your Future with Qualified Legal Counsel
The decision to separate from your spouse is no doubt one of the biggest choices that you’ll ever make, and probably won’t come until after months or years of internal back-and-forth. At the law offices of M. Scott Gordon & Associates, our Harwood Heights divorce lawyers are well-versed in the complicated nature of divorce. When you are seeking a dissolution of marriage in Cook County or elsewhere, our Harwood Heights divorce lawyers can help.
Filing for a Divorce in Harwood Heights
If you have decided to end your marriage, the process will begin with filing a petition for dissolution of marriage, domestic relations cover sheet, summons, certificate of dissolution, and verification of truthfulness of forms statement with the clerk of the circuit court of Cook County. At the time that you file these forms–all of which are available online–you will also need to pay a filing fee. You will then need to serve a copy of your summons to your spouse, who will then be tasked with responding to your request for dissolution of marriage.
Guiding You through Tough Issues in Divorce
Before your divorce can be finalized, there are a number of issues in your divorce that must be resolved first. These issues can be complicated and divisive – let our lawyers provide you with representation throughout the process of reaching an agreement in regards to:
- Property division. Determining who gets what in a divorce is never easy. Under the law, property must be divided in a manner that is equitable.
- Spousal support. Whether or not one spouse maintains the right to seek spousal support–and if so, for how much–depends on a number of different factors.
- Child custody. Perhaps the most difficult issue on which to reach an agreement is that of who gets custody of a child. Illinois courts will make decisions about custody based on the best interests of the child, and favor both parents maintaining a relationship with the child post-divorce.
- Child support. The non-custodial parent must pay child support. This is non-negotiable.
Our lawyers can represent you in Court, in mediation with your spouse and negotiations. If you are unable to reach an agreement out of court, we can represent you in a divorce hearing or trial.
You Deserve Great Legal Representation
When you are separating from your spouse and coping with the emotional and financial repercussions of doing so, you deserve the best when it comes to legal representation. Our Harwood Heights divorce lawyers have years of experience, have represented clients involved in complicated divorces, including highly contentious divorces and high-asset divorces, and we are passionate about serving our clients. We know the courts, the judges, and the law, and are ready to advocate for your best interests.
Getting a Divorce Is Difficult – Our Harwood Heights Divorce Lawyers Can Help
If you’re seeking a divorce in Harwood Heights, make a difficult process slightly easier by reaching out to our lawyers. You can contact us directly today to request a consultation and begin the divorce process.