Divorce Planning

Experienced Illinois Divorce Attorney

Thousands of couples file for divorce in Illinois each year. If you and your spouse are planning a divorce, you need legal representation even as you contemplate the divorce action. Such a serious family matter can have far reaching implications and requires experienced legal counsel to protect your rights. Attorney Robert Schmit can help you navigate the legal intricacies of divorce to your best advantage. Over the past three decades, our firm has specialized in divorce law and a range of other practice areas in family law.    We limit our representation in contested and uncontested divorces, and other family law issues, to cases that would be pending in the Cook County Court.

Protecting Your Rights in an Uncontested Divorce

Spouses who decide to part ways amicably, and who agree on major issues involving children and finances, can file an uncontested divorce. Attorney Robert Schmit can help a couple end their marriage quickly and cost-effectively in an uncontested divorce. In this process, the couple is in agreement on all relevant issues, including:

In an uncontested divorce, Attorney Robert Schmit can only represent one party; the other spouse can approve the documents, but still retains the right to consult his or her own attorney, if they wish. We offer the Petitioner in an uncontested divorce a reasonable and competitive fixed fee, which includes all necessary paperwork, court costs, and accompanying the Petitioner to court for a hearing and the approval and entry of the divorce decree.

Protecting Your Rights in a Contested Divorce

Attorney Robert Schmit handles each divorce case with personalized attention, building a rapport with our client, and developing the best legal approach to dissolution. In a contested divorce, it is generally advantageous to negotiate an out-of-court settlement where possible. This allows for greater management of the legal proceedings and protects you from having a judge make the decisions in key areas that will impact your future. Where resolution through negotiation and settlement is not possible, Attorney Robert Schmit is fully prepared to represent your best interests at trial.

Contact Us for a free initial consultation to discuss your divorce case, or any matter of family law, including prenuptial agreements, post decree enforcement and modification, and child removal. Our firm represents clients throughout Chicagoland and the Southwest Chicago suburbs, including Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Hickory Hills, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Alsip, Crestwood, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Evergreen Park, Worth, Bridgeview, Justice, Summit, Willow Springs, Blue Island, and Hometown.