Copyright (C) 2019 Atteberry P.C. All Rights Reserved
Our law firm is results driven and focused on understanding and meeting your expectations in a divorce or other family law dispute.Our
divorce attorneys take on a range of divorce clients, from complex asset to uncontested cases and everything in between.
Our divorce lawyers will help you successfully resolve issues of property division, child custody, visitation, spousal and child
support through avenues of negotiation or litigation.
Our divorce attorneys also handle a range of other family law matters,
including prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, guardianships, paternity, and adoption.
Domestic disputes involve good people
at the most stressful times of their lives. Our divorce lawyers approach the process in a comprehensive manner that respects
the client's emotions and personal circumstances while protecting the client's rights under this complex area of law.
At Atteberry P.C., our family law and custody lawyers recognize that your children are the most important people in your life.
We understand that when it comes to child custody and visitation issues, emotions and tempers can run high and a competent and skilled
custody lawyer is needed to stand up for you and guide you through the complexities of joint parenting, sole parenting, and child
support. Whether you are going through a divorce, fighting for rights as a single parent, or seeking to modify or defend an existing
custody order, you will need a skilled lawyer to help you navigate your way through what can be very complex issues.
Our Custody lawyers
strive to provide personalized representation to our clients for child custody, visitation and child support matters. We understand
that every family is unique, so we will take the time to understand your situation and explain your custody and visitation options,
in order to recommend and help you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Call our Springfield, Taylorville orLitchfield, Illinois office to set up a FREE CONSULTATION with a custody lawyer so you know your rights and responsibilities.
Adoption is a wonderful option for expanding your family, but the laws governing the process can be quite complex. Our adoption lawyers
provide individualized attention to the varying aspects of your case so you can feel confident that your adoption process will proceed
as smoothly as possible.
Some adoptions are more complicated than others. Our adoption lawyers are dedicated to strategizing
with our clients to find and implement solutions through careful planning and consideration of all possible complications. Our adoption
lawyers can create a plan to resolve complex legal issues involving contesting parties, unknown fathers, and hard to locate biological
Call our office today to set up a FREE CONSULTATION with an adoption lawyer to answer any questions you may have about going
forward with an adoption.
Divorce, also referred to as Dissolution of Marriage, occurs when a marriage is legally terminated. If you are considering a divorce
or have been served with divorce papers in Illinois, it is important to retain the services of an experienced divorce lawyer to
protect your rights and provide you with competent legal representation during the divorce proceedings.
When you are going through
a divorce, there are many difficult decisions to be made. How your assets and debts will be distributed? (If you have children), who
will have custody or visitation? Is either parent going to pay support or provide maintenance? These are all very important questions
that will have a direct impact on your future. However, just as equally important, is your choice of divorce lawyer. Our divorce
lawyers can aggressively represent you in this difficult time so that you can confidently move forward through this changing
time in your life.
Although some divorces are very simple and can be handled with a minimum amount of red tape and delay, other divorces
are far more complex and can take many different courses. The following is a basic outline of the simplified divorce process.
a spouse contacts a divorce lawyer, who assists in the preparation of a petition (or complaint), the legal document that sets forth
the reasons why the divorce should be granted and outlines the relief sought.
2. Second, Your divorce lawyer files the Petition
for Dissolution with the court and serves it with a summons on the other spouse.
3. The served spouse (called a Respondent) must
respond within the time limit prescribed or it will be assumed that he or she does not contest the petition, in which case the petitioner
will be granted the requested relief. The response, or answer, must set forth the relief that the answering spouse requests.
parties, through their divorce lawyers, engage in "discovery," during which they exchange all documents and other information relevant
to deciding the issues in the divorce such as property division, spousal support, child support, etc.
5. The parties may attempt to
reach a settlement based on the full disclosure to each other of all relevant information. The settlement process can be initiated
voluntarily or facilitated by the parties' divorce lawyers or a neutral third party, such as a mediator.
6. If a settlement is
reached, the agreement encompassing the terms of the settlement is submitted to the court at a hearing. The judge (or the divorce
attorney in the presence of the judge) will ask one or both parties a few basic factual questions and whether they understand and
freely entered into the agreement.
Family Law and Divorce Lawyers here to help for your legal issues in Central Illinois
7. If the judge approves the agreement, he or she issues a divorce decree that includes the terms to which the parties agreed. If
he or she does not approve it, or if there has been no agreement, the case will return to settlement negotiations or go to trial.
8. A court may require mediation in certain circumstances.
9. If mediation fails, then the case must go to trial.
10. At trial,
the divorce lawyers present the evidence and arguments for both sides, and the judge decides the unresolved issues, including
child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and property division, and grants the divorce.
11. Either or both parties
can appeal the judge's decision to a higher court.
The entire process can take from as little as a few months to several years depending
on the complexity of the case and how litigious each side acts. The main determinant of how smoothly the process will go is the level
of cooperation between the parties and their willingness to compromise.
Contact our Taylorville, Springfield or Litchfield, Illinois
office today to set up a FREE CONSULTATION with a divorce lawyer so you know your rights and your options.
220 West Main Cross, Taylorville, IL 62568
1100 S. 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
service areas in Illinois
Divorce happens. Sometimes people just grow apart, but it also doesn't have to be a messy drawn out battle. That's where our divorce
attorneys can step in to provide minimal divorce services at a reduced rate. Our Uncontested Divorce Package provides an affordable
resolution while providing necessary legal documentation to complete your divorce. An uncontested divorce is when neither
party will be opposing any of the points that need to be addressed in your divorce. It is a cost-effective method that allows two
people to end their marriage as efficiently and amicably as possible. This limited divorce attorney representation includes the Petition
for Dissolution, Entry of Appearance, Waiver of the Two Year Statutory Requirement, Marital Settlement Agreement, Judgment, and if
necessary, a Parenting Agreement, as well as, information on what required parenting classes are acceptable in your jurisdiction. Our
Illinois divorce attorneys will also provide you with representation for the mandatory court hearing to ensure that everything
goes smoothly and with as little stress to you as possible.
Contact our divorce attorneys at our Taylorville, Springfield,
or Litchfield, Illinois office to see if you qualify and for current rates.
Our lawyers provide services for divorce, custody and other family law issues in the following counties:
This includes but is not limited to: Springfield, Taylorville, Pana, Shelbyville, Auburn, Decatur, Litchfield,
Carlinville, Kincaid, Rochester, Chatham, Nokomis, Edinburg
304 N. State, Litchfield, IL 62056
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE starting at $575.00 plus costs
Call now to set up your appointment (217)824-3131