When faced with the prospect of a divorce, you want an attorney who will be compassionate and attentive to your needs while being aggressive at resolving your issues. The family law attorneys of Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., have more than 45 years of combined experience helping thousands of Illinoisans get the divorces they need.
"Ms. Kulinsky creatively picked up the pieces from a previous, highly touted attorney who mishandled my unpleasant divorce. Ms. Kulinsky should have been my initial advocate." — Dan F., Riverwoods, Illinois. Read more testimonials.
For help with your divorce, contact one of our caring divorce lawyers. Our fees are affordable, and payment plans can be designed to fit your budget. We maximize every dollar by working as a team. You can pay with a credit card.
Uncontested and Contested Divorce in Illinois
In Illinois, a divorce is technically known as dissolution of marriage. While substantial assets or military service add complexity to the process, divorces come in two basic forms: contested and uncontested.
- In a
contested divorce, the spouses cannot agree on all the terms of the divorce. Each spouse hires their own lawyer, who will attempt to negotiate a divorce settlement that is acceptable to their client. If one cannot be reached, the divorce will go to trial in court.
We know our way around a courtroom. In fact, we have more than 45 years of combined experience in courts throughout Illinois, achieving successful results in countless cases and earning Lois Kulinsky the nickname "The Bulldog in Pantyhose."
- In an
uncontested divorce, the spouses agree on all the terms of the divorce, from property and support to parental responsibilities. The divorce agreement merely needs to be approved by the court and made into a divorce decree.
There is no need to hire more than one attorney. We can prepare all the documents necessary to make your divorce official. And, we can do so for a flat fee, instead of charging hourly rates as we would in a contested divorce.
The same essential process applies to the dissolution of a civil union.
Our Divorce and Dissolution Practice
Our legal team will help you with every aspect of your divorce or dissolution, including:
- Division of marital assets and debts, including dividing family businesses and locating unreported income or hidden assets
- Child custody and visitation, now referred to in Illinois as the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time
- Initial determination of child support, including issues such as post-high school support
- Determining whether alimony/spousal maintenance is appropriate
- Domestic violence issues, including restraining orders/orders of protection
- Advice on how bankruptcy affects divorce
After a divorce, things can change. We assist clients with post-divorce modifications such as changes to child support, visitation schedules or alimony agreements.
Domestic Violence, Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders
Either during a divorce or leading up to a divorce, it is often necessary to obtain an order of protection. Restraining orders are also an option during the divorce process. We can assist in determining which one is most appropriate and work to obtain it quickly and efficiently.
Orders of protection are the more severe of the options, designed to protect against domestic violence in all of its forms, from physical abuse to harassment. Restraining orders are used more commonly during the divorce process, not just as a means of protecting against domestic violence, but as a means of protecting marital assets.
Contact Us Today for a Free, Half-Hour Initial Consultation
Contact us online or call the firm to speak with one of our knowledgeable divorce attorneys. Our main office is in Wheeling and Buffalo Grove (847-459-4448), and we also have an office in Libertyville (847-281-0200). We serve clients in the north and northwest suburbs and throughout greater Chicago.