DuPage County Divorce Planning And Strategy Attorney

Lawyer for Divorce Planning Matters in Wheaton, St. Charles, and Geneva

The weeks and months preceding a divorce filing can be just as important as the events that take place after the case begins. The decisions surrounding divorce can have a significant impact on the legal proceedings, as well as their financial and emotional cost. If you are contemplating divorce, or feel that your spouse may be considering divorce, the time to act is now.

At The Law Office of Judith Jenz, we provided comprehensive divorce planning and strategy. Attorney Judith Jenz understands the divorce process and serves as a strong advocate for you in court hearings and negotiation sessions. Ms. Jenz will partner with you to craft orders that are in your family's best interests.

Premarital Agreements in Divorce Planning

Though not strictly a part of divorce planning, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be very important. In the early stages, before emotions take control, you and your spouse can make important decisions concerning your family's immediate and long-term future. If you have established a marital agreement prior to separation, many decisions may already be outlined and addressed.

Telltale Signs of Divorce Preparation

Based on our years of experience, we have learned to recognize a few indicators that a spouse may be planning a divorce:

  • Financial: Bank statements may begin to disappear, a paycheck may be significantly lower, or correspondence addressed to mysterious business entities may appear. While there may be a very good explanation for any of these things, if your spouse gives evasive or inconsistent answers to your questions, a divorce may be in the works.
  • Personal: In addition to late nights and missed weekends, be wary of fights that provoke a physical reaction. The person may be able to obtain a order of protection that excludes you from the house, making it difficult to obtain child custody or favorable visitation privileges.
If you see these signs, and especially if you see more than one from either category, talk to a lawyer. We offer confidential consultations for those concerned a divorce is imminent.

Grounds for Divorce

If the situation continues to deteriorate, you have a choice between an evidence-based and a no-fault divorce in Illinois.While a no-fault divorce requires no proof other than "irreconcilable differences," the waiting period can be up to two years. In an evidence-based divorce, although it may be more emotionally wrenching, the waiting period may be substantially lower or nonexistent. Some grounds for divorce include adultery, abandonment, and cruel treatment.

At The Law Office of Judith Jenz, we understand divorce is a challenging legal matter and are prepared to help you plan your strategy if that becomes necessary. In addition to strong advocacy in court, we offer well-grounded advice that you can rely on, and also offer mediation if you feel this is a better fit for your situation. Contact Judith Jenz today at 630-202-8842 for a confidential consultation. We serve families in DuPage County and neighboring jurisdictions.

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Address305 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187