Contested & Uncontested Divorce

When 'Fault' Isn't the Issue

Illinois is a no-fault divorce state, which means state law allows spouses to dissolve a marriage without evidence of wrongdoing. It is also possible to seek divorce on at-fault grounds including infidelity, impotence or neglect.

Only the party who files for divorce is required to go to court. Divorce can be obtained in only a single appearance.

Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law, in Belleville, Illinois, has decades of experience in assisting clients in both contested and uncontested divorce proceedings. For more information and a free initial consultation with an experienced divorce attorney, contact us today.

No Fault Divorce Attorney in St. Clair County

If both parties agree on divorce terms, an "uncontested" or simple divorce is possible. When parties do not agree on one or more terms, divorce is still possible, but it is considered a "contested" divorce.

Disagreements in contested divorces commonly involve money and/or access to children. As families become more complicated, so can the knots that must be untied before two parties can be released from a marital union.

We urge clients to resolve their differences out of court, when possible, because we try to fight for your due in a divorce proceeding.

Issues with which we successfully assist clients in contested divorces include:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony/spousal maintenance
  • Apportionment of monetary assets, stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, real estate and personal property

Defending Your Interests in Divorce Court

The lawyers of Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan Attorneys at Law have decades of experience in assisting clients to achieve equitable marital settlement agreements and judgments in the event of both contested and uncontested divorces. We can represent you at the negotiating table or in court.

If you are considering filing for divorce, or have been served with divorce papers in Illinois, we can meet with you to discuss your personal goals and your legal options in reaching them. For a free initial consultation with an experienced divorce attorney, call us at 618-207-4137 or 888-628-8977 today.