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Contested Divorce

Palatine Contested Divorce Lawyer

Although your intentions may have been good in the beginning, divorce proceedings have a way of tainting a once amicable relationship, leaving both parties unable to collectively reach agreements. At The Law Offices of James M. Kelly, we recognize the difficulties you are facing, and we are prepared to help you.

For more than 23 years, founder James M. Kelly has been providing individuals and families with compassionate and reliable advice and guidance through the divorce settlement process. When emotions are running high, we will provide a solid legal support system for you to rely on. We strive to aggressively protect your best interests.

An Elgin Complex Divorce Attorney Helping Your Family Through Divorce

Palatine contested divorce attorney James M. Kelly is dedicated to helping families find the most suitable solution for their problems, and has successfully been doing so for over 25 years. With a sound understanding of the laws surrounding marriage dissolution in Illinois, we are equipped to assist you with your contested divorce.

Illinois is a no-fault divorce state, meaning parties do not have to prove that the other spouse misbehaved in any way, such as committed adultery, engaged in addictive behavior, was negligent, etc., in order to divorce.

While no specific wrongdoing must be present to legally dissolve a marriage, many divorces end up being settled in court involving issues of:

The court will not look at the conduct of each party in most cases when dividing assets or awarding support, meaning you will need an experienced divorce attorney to help you protect your rights and ensure you are getting a fair settlement.

Our qualified team of professionals at The Law Offices of James M. Kelly works with you to achieve the best possible outcome in your divorce settlement by taking appropriate legal steps to protect what is most important to you. With your help, we will:

  • Identify hidden assets
  • Obtain documentary evidence of the marital state (account statements, brokerage statements, 401(k)s, etc.)
  • Address family issues that are associated with your divorce (as mentioned above)
  • Collect witness testimony

Our thorough trial preparation is key in helping you achieve the most advantageous results for you and your children. Contact us today with your questions regarding your divorce.

Learn more about our other approaches to marriage dissolution by visiting our Uncontested Divorce and Collaborative Law pages.

Contact The Law Offices of James M. Kelly Today

We invite you to contact our lawyer at The Law Offices of James M. Kelly at 847-202-1616, or visit our Contact page, to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your family law or bankruptcy matters. We are located in Palatine, Illinois. We accept all major credit cards and offer flexible scheduling to suit your needs.