Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

The attorneys at our firm, Robert A. Chapski, Ltd., have a long history of helping individuals and families with divorce in Kane County and the surrounding area. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions we hear from new clients.

What Issues Need To Be Decided In A Divorce?

Everyone's case is different and depends on whether you have children and/or a premarital agreement. In general, however, these are the matters that must be determined in a divorce:

  • Division of assets (including retirement savings) and debt
  • Parenting time (formerly called child custody)
  • Child support
  • Maintenance (formerly called alimony or spousal support)

Is There A Waiting Period For Divorce In Illinois?

No. A recent change in the law did away with a waiting period for certain circumstances to start the divorce process. If you have been a resident of Illinois for 90 days, you can file for divorce.

What Is An Uncontested Divorce Vs. A Contested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is when both parties agree to terms on the issues mentioned above. If an agreement cannot be reached on one of the issues, then it becomes contested. Our attorneys can help you determine your legal options, whether it be negotiation or litigation.

Get Answers Personalized To Your Own Legal Situation

Talk to our lawyers today to get answers to your questions about family law matters and divorce planning. Call 847-742-1642 or send us an email. We are in Elgin, Illinois, and serve clients throughout Kane County and the surrounding area.