Divorce is a trying time, particularly when children are involved. If you are considering an end to your marriage or have already made up your mind, find out more about your options. As a Naperville divorce lawyer, I can provide you with the objective information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
My name is Matthew M. Williams, of the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C. For more than a decade I have been helping Illinois mothers and fathers work through the divorce process and related family law issues, such as child support and child custody. I promise to put your interests to the fore throughout your case.
My knowledge of divorce law and understanding of the emotional stress it causes for my clients make me an ideal choice to represent you and your family. Call 630-409-8184 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.
Helping Clients and Their Families Make the Right Choices
Your situation is unique. As a family law attorney with a history of helping my clients overcome the pain of divorce, I understand that you need someone who will take the time to learn about you and your family before creating a divorce strategy. The divorce itself is just one aspect of a comprehensive family law plan. Consideration must be given to issues like property division of high-value assets as well as child custody matters like visitation enforcement.
I represent clients in Naperville and throughout the area who all have different needs. Some couples are able to work through the process with very little outside help, while others cannot even be in the same room. Strategies for divorce resolution include:
- Mediation: In this process, the couples meet with a neutral mediator. Generally, there are no attorneys present. This option works best when there are issues that the parties do not agree upon, but they are able to be civil.
- Collaborative law: The collaborative approach works where both parties and their attorneys cooperatively are able to come to an agreed settlement. This usually saves time and money while reducing conflict.
- Litigation: The traditional method of getting a divorce, also known as "contested divorce," this option is the most expensive and time consuming. Not only are agreements argued in court, but the final decisions are made by a judge. This can cause serious turmoil when it comes to property division and child custody matters.
- Uncontested divorce: Some relationships have simply run their course. The spouses agree on all matters related to property, children and support, and they amicably part ways. This option is inexpensive and expedient.
Naperville, Illinois, Divorce and Family Law Information
While divorce law is made at the state level, individual counties and cities have their own particular rules for filing documents and the payment of court fees, and Naperville is no different. For more information on court costs and other requirements, call the divorce administration center at 630-407-8700 or visit the nearest courthouse, the DuPage County Courthouse, at 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton, Illinois 60187.
Serving Family Law Clients for More Than 10 Years
I am attorney Matthew M. Williams, and I believe that good things can come even out of dark times. I want to represent you in your family law matter so you can pick yourself up and start your new life, full of new possibilities for you and your family. To schedule a consultation, please call 630-409-8184 or contact my Aurora office online.