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Batavia Contested Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorney Serving Batavia, IL

Are you presently considering filing for divorce, or has your spouse already served you divorce papers? If you answered yes to either question, there is no doubt that you have a lot on your mind right about now. Most newlyweds don't envision their marriage to the "love of their life" will one day end in divorce, and when a person realizes their marriage is beyond repair, it is often a very stressful experience no matter how good or bad the marriage was. Whether you're excited to move forward to the next chapter of your life, or if you're apprehensive about the situation, all marriages are a huge emotional and financial investment which makes dissolving a marriage anything but simple.

Whether you are a person of means, or someone with limited resources, divorce can be stressful and heated. All divorcing couples will need to address issues concerning child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, division of assets, and the division of debts where applicable. While some couples can agree amicably on these areas, other couples will have a significant amount of trouble coming to terms on one or more of these core issues.

Contested Divorce vs. Uncontested Divorce

In most cases, few divorces are 100% uncontested, meaning most divorcing couples have minor disagreements but eventually come to a compromise. With uncontested divorces, the divorcing couple is able to come to terms on the major issues concerning child custody, support and visitation, as well as asset and property division without having to go to court. Uncontested divorces have the benefit of moving through the courts much faster and being more affordable than divorce litigation.

Not all divorcing couples can readily agree on the terms of their divorce, and this is especially the case when there are minor children involved, family-owned businesses, and otherwise high financial stakes, all of which are indicators that a contested divorce may be imminent. When there are highly technical legal procedures involved that require extensive knowledge of Illinois law, or when there are complicated accounting and financial matters, or when one spouse has an attorney and the other does not, it's vitally important to secure a Batavia divorce attorney to represent one during divorce litigation.

Batavia Divorce Lawyer by Your Side

My name is Michael Schulenberg, I earned my Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit, Michigan, graduating cum laude. Since earning my law degree I have represented over 150 clients in their matrimonial and family law matters. In the past, I have helped many of my clients obtain awards for lawyers' fees, as well as child custody. Prior to entering the field of family law, I worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in DeKalb County, Illinois, and I worked for a law firm where I concentrated on mergers, acquisitions and business transactions for multinational corporations.

This experience enabled me to hone in on my communication skills and taught me how to speak persuasively, especially before judges. While I make every attempt to help my clients effectively handle their divorce through excellent communication with their spouse and their spouse's attorney or mediation, through experience I realize quite well that while ideal, an uncontested divorce is not always realistic. Should your spouse be unreasonable or be making irrational threats or claims that would affect child custody or that would bar you from getting your fair share in the divorce, I am fully prepared to do what it takes to protect your best interests and use Illinois' laws to your greatest advantage in court.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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