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Responding To A Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage In Illinois

Barrington Divorce Law Firm

If you have been recently served with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage from your spouse and/or your spouse's attorney, consider Richard W. Culver, Ltd. to help you prepare and file a written Response to Petition for Dissolution of Marriage on your behalf. During these difficult circumstances, and with so much at stake, Richard W. Culver, Ltd. can help define your goals, develop your strategy, and protect your legal rights and financial interests. Review six benefits of hiring a dedicated Barrington divorce attorney.

Despite the Circumstances, Act Rationally and Reasonably:

In Illinois, the Respondent has not later than thirty (30) days to file a written appearance and a written response. If the Respondent does not file a written appearance and a written response, the Court may enter a default judgment and grant all or part of the relief that the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage requested, such as the divorce or dissolution of marriage.

Please note that, due to conflicting interests, the same attorney cannot represent both parties in an Illinois divorce action.

New Changes to Illinois Divorce Law

Beginning on the effective date of January 1, 2016, many statutory provisions relating to Illinois divorce law will significantly change. 

Serving Clients throughout Illinois in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, and McHenry County

Due to the complexity of divorce and its significant legal, financial, and emotional implications, it is prudent to contact an experienced divorce attorney. Trusted Barrington divorce attorney Blake Austin Culver at Richard W. Culver, Ltd. can utilize his experience to help advise, advocate, and guide you through the divorce process.

Contact a Barrington Divorce Lawyer Today

If you have any questions or concerns about filing a Response to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, call 847-382-2900 or complete the online contact form to schedule a confidential consultation at Richard W. Culver, Ltd. Evening and weekend appointments are available as necessary to accommodate clients' schedules. Utilize seven tips for your initial consultation with an Illinois divorce attorney.