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Our law firm is results driven and focused on understanding and meeting your expectations in a divorce, child custody or other family law dispute.We take on a range of divorce clients, from complex asset to uncontested cases and everything in between, and we help you successfully resolve issues of property division, child custody, visitation, spousal and child support through avenues of negotiation or litigation.

We also handle a range of other family law matters, including prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, guardianships, paternity, and adoption.

Domestic disputes involve good people at the most stressful times of their lives. We approach the process in a comprehensive manner that respects the client's emotions and personal circumstances while protecting the client's rights under this complex area of law.
At Atteberry P.C., our family law, visitation and custody lawyers recognize that your children are the most important people in your life. We understand that when it comes to child custody and visitation issues, emotions and tempers can run high and a competent and skilled attorney is needed to stand up for you and guide you through the complexities of joint parenting, sole parenting, and child support. Whether you are going through a divorce, fighting for rights as a single parent, or seeking to modify or defend an existing custody or visitation order, you will need a skilled attorney to help you navigate your way through what can be very complex issues.

Our Attorneys strive to provide personalized representation to our clients for child custody, visitation and child support matters. We understand that every family is unique, so we will take the time to understand your situation and explain your custody and visitation options, in order to recommend and help you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Call our Springfield, Litchfield or Taylorville, Illinois office to set up a FREE CONSULTATION with a visitation and child custody attorney so you know your rights and responsibilities.
Adoption is a wonderful option for expanding your family, but the laws governing the process can be quite complex. Our adoption lawyers provide individualized attention to the varying aspects of your case so you can feel confident that your adoption process will proceed as smoothly as possible.

Some adoptions are more complicated than others. Our adoption lawyers are dedicated to strategizing with our clients to find and implement solutions through careful planning and consideration of all possible complications. Together, we can create a plan to resolve complex legal issues involving contesting parties, unknown fathers, and hard to locate biological parents.

Call our office today to set up a FREE CONSULTATION with an adoption lawyer in our Taylorville, Springfield or Litchfield, IL office to answer any questions you may have about adoption.
Divorce, also referred to as Dissolution of Marriage, occurs when a marriage is legally terminated. If you are considering a divorce or have been served with divorce papers, it is important to retain the services of an experienced divorce lawyer to protect your rights and provide you with competent legal representation during the divorce proceedings.

When you are going through a divorce, there are many difficult decisions to be made. How your assets and debts will be distributed? (If you have children), who will have custody or visitation? Is either parent going to pay support or provide maintenance? These are all very important questions that will have a direct impact on your future. However, just as equally important, is your choice of divorce lawyer. Our firm can aggressively represent you in this difficult time so that you can confidently move forward through this changing time in your life.

Although some divorces are very simple and can be handled with a minimum amount of red tape and delay, other divorces are far more complex and can take many different courses. The following is a basic outline of the simplified divorce process.

Family Law and Divorce Lawyers here to help for your legal issues with offices in Taylorville, Springfield and Litchfield, Illinois

7. If the judge approves the agreement, he or she issues a divorce decree that includes the terms to which the parties agreed. If he or she does not approve it, or if there has been no agreement, the case will return to settlement negotiations or go to trial.

8. A court may require mediation in certain circumstances. 

9. If mediation fails, then the case must go to trial.


10. At trial, the divorce lawyer presents the evidence and arguments for both sides, and the judge decides the unresolved issues, including child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and property division, and grants the divorce. 

11. Either or both parties can appeal the judge's decision to a higher court.

The entire divorce process can take from as little as a few months to several years depending on the complexity of the case and how litigious each side acts. The main determinant of how smoothly the process will go is the level of cooperation between the divorcing parties and their willingness to compromise.

Contact our Taylorville, Litchfield or Springfield, Illinois office today to set up a FREE CONSULTATION with a divorce attorney so you know your rights and your options.

Divorce

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220 West Main Cross, Taylorville, IL 62568
1100 S. 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62703

Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
service areas in Illinois

Divorce happens. Sometimes people just grow apart, but it also doesn't have to be a messy drawn out battle. That's where our Uncontested Divorce Package provides an affordable resolution. An uncontested divorce is when neither party will be opposing any of the points that need to be addressed in your divorce. It is a cost-effective method that allows two people to end their marriage as efficiently and amicably as possible. This limited divorce lawyer representation includes the Petition for Dissolution, Entry of Appearance, Waiver of the Two Year Statutory Requirement, Marital Settlement Agreement, Judgment, and if necessary, a Parenting Agreement, as well as, information on what required parenting classes are acceptable in your jurisdiction. Our divorce lawyers will also provide you with representation for the mandatory court hearing to ensure that everything goes smoothly and with as little stress to you as possible.

Call to schedule an appointment with a divorce lawyer in our Taylorville, Litchfield or Springfield, Illinois office to see if you qualify for an uncontested divorce and for rates.

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

We provide legal services for divorce and family law issues in the following counties:
This includes but is not limited to: Springfield, Taylorville, Pana, Shelbyville, Auburn, Decatur, Litchfield, Carlinville, Kincaid, Rochester, Chatham, Nokomis, Edinburg
Springfield: (217)299-3131
Taylorville: (217)824-3131

VISITATION

1. First, a spouse contacts a divorce lawyer, who assists in the preparation of a petition (or complaint), the legal document that sets forth the reasons why the divorce should be granted and outlines the relief sought.

2. The divorce lawyer prepares a petition that is filed with the court and served on the other spouse, together with a summons that requires that spouse's response.

3. The served spouse (called a Respondent) must respond within the time limit prescribed or it will be assumed that he or she does not contest the petition, in which case the petitioner will be granted the requested relief. The response, or answer, must set forth the relief that the answering spouse requests.

4. The parties, through their divorce lawyers, engage in "discovery," during which they exchange all documents and other information relevant to deciding the issues in the divorce such as property division, spousal support, child support, etc.

5. The parties may attempt to reach a settlement based on the full disclosure to each other of all relevant information. The settlement process can be initiated voluntarily or facilitated by the parties' divorce lawyers or a neutral third party, such as a mediator.

6. If a settlement is reached, the agreement encompassing the terms of the settlement is submitted to the court at a hearing. The judge (or the attorney in the presence of the judge) will ask one or both parties a few basic factual questions and whether they understand and freely entered into the agreement.
Litchfield: (217)824-3135
304 North State St., Litchfield, IL 62056