Filing for divorce can be a troubling process, especially when you aren’t sure where to turn or who to trust with your case. At Miller Law Offices, P.C., I strive to alleviate that stress and anxiety by acting as the legal resource and personal advocate you need. Specifically, I like to start off our relationship on the right foot by:

  • Offering you a free initial consultation
  • Answering all of your questions during our talk
  • Listening to understand your unique situation and perspective

If, after our first meeting, you decide that I am in fact the right lawyer to handle your divorce, I will immediately get to work on building you a customized legal plan. As your case proceeds, you can expect the same treatment you received during our initial talk. That is, clear answers, an accessible and responsive attorney, and the utmost respect for you and your situation.

Illinois Grounds for Divorce

In the state of Illinois, there is a variety of different grounds for divorce. If any of the following have occurred in your marriage, for instance, you have every right to file against your spouse:

  • One spouse committed adultery
  • One spouse willfully deserted the other for at least one year
  • One spouse has been habitually intoxicated for at least two years
  • One spouse has been habitually under the influence of drugs for two years
  • One spouse has been guilty of physical or mental abuse
  • One spouse was incarcerated for a felony
  • One spouse was impotent
  • One spouse has given the other a sexually transmitted disease
  • One spouse had been married during the time of the marriage

Nothing about the divorce process is easy, but you can certainly walk away with a sense of closure if you feel fairly compensated for the pain you’ve endured. Part of my job is helping you express what you’ve been through in a way that benefits your case.

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No-Fault Divorce

Of course, not every marriage ends because of one spouse’s mistreatment toward the other. Some marriages dissolve naturally as one or both spouses come to realize they aren’t all that compatible anymore. In Illinois, this is what we call a “no-fault divorce.”

To qualify for a no-fault divorce, you and your spouse must live separate and apart for six months if you mutually agree on the separation. You must live separate and apart for at least two years if only one of you wants to file for divorce.

Why You Want a Divorce Lawyer

No matter how simple or complex your case feels, and no matter how amicable or hostile the situation between you and your ex, please — don’t hesitate to give me a call. As much as I hope your separation goes smoothly on its own, I can tell you from decades of experience that having a seasoned lawyer on call can make a world of difference in resolving your case quickly and efficiently.

To me, speed and efficiency are paramount to providing excellent customer service. It’s that mentality, I think, that earned me a Clients’ Choice Award from Avvo in 2012. Likewise, it is the reason that my clients continue to recommend me to their friends and family. But don’t just take my word for it! Explore my clients’ testimonials.

Peoria, Illinois Divorce Lawyer

When you work with my firm, I can help you understand the various options that are available to you during a divorce, and I will keep you informed of each legal happening throughout your case. For more information about how my firm can help you, please reach out to Miller Law Offices, P.C. today and schedule a free initial consultation with me.