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A Supportive Divorce Lawyer, Here For You

It is an unfortunate fact that approximately half of all marriages end in divorce. And divorce can lead to a period of pain and emotion, putting your future, your children, your finances and more in question. But having an experienced, skilled divorce lawyer on your side can make the divorce journey less confusing, stressful, and worrisome.

I am divorce attorney Sahara Bell from Bell Law Group. I am here for people throughout Cook County, Illinois, as well as Matteson and Atlanta, helping them through the divorce process successfully. Together, we can get you through to the next chapter of your life.

Dedicated Legal Help With The Intricacies Of Divorce

I can be right there with you to guide you through the divorce process. My firm, Bell Law Group, has represented clients for years in even the most difficult and contested cases. I focus on thorough case preparation, starting by getting to truly know you and understand your situation. Then, I can help you achieve an outcome that will be right for your continued livelihood, safety, and well-being. I understand all too well that you are going through one of the most disruptive and emotionally challenging times of your life. That’s why I’m here to provide the legal and personal support you need for this critical transition. I’m here to be not just a divorce attorney, but a friend and ally through this difficult time.

What To Know About Divorce In Illinois

Divorce in Illinois is no longer based on “fault,” such as having to prove adultery, cruelty, habitual drunkenness or other types of marital misconduct on the part of your spouse. Illinois has adopted a “no-fault” divorce policy. That means divorce can be only granted on the basis of an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage,” with documentation showing that reconciliation is not possible. Another essential component of this is separation. You and your spouse will need to live apart for at least six months prior to divorce to prove the “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”

Because of the no-fault basis, a divorce in Illinois can proceed quickly. However, you and your spouse will need to agree on several issues pertaining to your divorce, including:

If you and your spouse disagree on any of the above, your divorce will be “contested.” This will lead to the need for negotiation, mediation, or sometimes litigation in court. Any of these can increase the time it takes to finalize your divorce. But in any case, having the right divorce lawyer on your side throughout this process can be a huge help. I can help you navigate any disagreements and assist you in negotiation, mediation and litigation when necessary. I’ll help make sure you get a fair settlement that suits your needs and interests.

Divorce is often a complex legal matter, especially where marital assets are high or have been accumulated over many years. Resolving financial issues such as pensions, retirement accounts, multiple real estate, business, or other investment holdings, trusts, partnerships and more can complicate the process even more. Even simpler divorces can lead to conflict over issues, such as child custody and alimony. But that’s where I come in. I have a wealth of experience navigating these matters and I can advocate for your interests at every turn.

Contact An Experienced Divorce Attorney Today

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and in need of someone to be there for you, contact me today. I’m ready and waiting to be there for you in or out of court. Use my online contact form or give me a call at (708) 512-5575 to schedule an initial consultation.