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Schaumburg Divorce Lawyer

Schaumburg, IL Divorce Lawyer

Divorce upends life and brings uncertainty about the future. If you’re facing divorce, your mind is likely full of concerns – regarding your family, emotions, finances, your property, and more. At Petrelli Previtera, LLC, we bring clarity out of the chaos, and we’re here to help you. Each Schaumburg Divorce Lawyer at our firm takes a strategic and organized approach to divorce that puts your needs and goals at the forefront. While we prefer amicable negotiation, our litigators are also well-versed in the courtroom.

What You Can Expect from the Schaumburg divorce attorneys at Petrelli Previtera, LLC
You can count on our attorneys to be:

  • Acutely experienced in Illinois divorce and family law.
  • Prepared to resolve your case through the best possible approach – whether it’s negotiation, litigation, or collaborative divorce.
  • Focused on your priorities and goals for the future.
  • Empathetic to the stressors of divorce.
  • Ethical, professional, and responsive to your questions and concerns

family lawyerOur Schaumburg divorce lawyers provide more than guidance on dividing your assets. We’ll ensure you understand your financial situation and the implications your divorce has on your financial future. We’ll also discuss your options with regard to legal costs, so you know what to expect.

The team at Petrelli Previtera, LLC is future focused. As we navigate the complexities of divorce together, we’ll advise you on how to reach the resolution you want. Our goal is to help you navigate every step as efficiently and smoothly as possible – from the asset division process to alimony, child support, custody, custody modifications and more. Divorce is rarely easy; there will be hurdles along the way, but together we can get through it with as little stress as possible.

Petrelli Previtera, LLC’s Practice Areas

There is more to divorce than dividing assets. Here are our firm’s practice areas in family law in Schaumburg, IL:
Child Support: We’ll ensure that your children have the support they need and that you do not pay more than necessary under Illinois law to support your children.
Court Order Modification: When your circumstances change, you can request the Schaumburg court to terminate or modify alimony, child support, or child custody order. We can help you complete your petition and present it in court.

Divorce: Whether you’re filing for divorce or you have been served divorce papers, dissolving a marriage is a complicated and emotional process. We are experienced in both uncontested and contested divorce in Illinois and can protect your rights.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: We can draft a document to protect your assets in the event of a divorce down the road.
Spousal Support: Our family law attorneys understand the nuances and criteria under Illinois law that might come into play regarding spousal support. We work to establish a fair and workable agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law and Divorce in Schaumburg

How long must I reside in Illinois before I can file for divorce in Schaumburg?
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Act requires at least one spouse be a resident of the state for 90 days before filing for divorce.

Is there a waiting period before divorce will be granted in Schaumburg?
One may seek a divorce based on irreconcilable differences if there are no grounds for divorce. This is also known as a “no-fault” divorce; although a mandatory separation period is required for a no-fault divorce. In order to file for a divorce based on irreconcilable differences, you and your spouse must have lived apart for two years. If both you and your spouse have agreed to the divorce, the waiting period is shortened to six months. You do not have to maintain separate residences during the waiting period. Having separate bedrooms in the same home may qualify as living separate and apart. There is no waiting period if there are grounds for the divorce as noted above.

How much money does divorce cost in Illinois?
Costs can range greatly depending on a host of factors, including the willingness of both parties to work together towards an out-of-court solution. At Petrelli Previtera, LLC, we always encourage settlement first. We’ll also explain what you can generally expect to spend when we consult with you.

Speak With A Member of Our Legal Team

We welcome you to schedule a consultation with one of our Schaumburg, IL divorce attorneys today. We will listen to your story, discuss all your legal options, and work with you to identify the best strategy for your situation. Start working toward a better future by speaking with a member of our team today.

Petrelli Previtera, LLC’s Schaumburg, IL Office

Schaumburg, IL office

1750 E. Golf Rd, Suite 382
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Nearby Law Offices: Chicago

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Caitlin B.