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Divorces are financially and emotionally complex in their own way. Yet while a handful of proceedings are surprisingly amicable and relatively straightforward, in other cases, the spouses may be bitterly divided on certain issues. While they may share a common goal of an equitable property division and the best interests of the children, the parties may accuse one another of serious misconduct in these areas. These cases require attorneys to painstakingly examine the evidence, thoroughly research the applicable law, aggressively represent their clients at court hearings, and provide zealous advocacy through the entire process.

The attorneys at Pesce Law Group, P.C. do not shy away from the challenges inherent in a complex divorce. We understand that our primary goal is to protect your legal and financial interests against any and all onslaughts. Our goal is to help ensure that the final order, in a divorce or modification, reflects your objectives as closely as possible.

Pre-Litigation Procedure

Discovery can be very intense in many divorce cases, because each deposition question or document request requires careful thought and extensive preparation. Since the other side is most likely doing the same thing, responding to discovery requests can also be a very deliberate process.

The judge must often intervene to help resolve discovery disputes. For example, a party may wish to depose a witness who is outside the court's jurisdiction or may demand privileged information in a document request. Other times, a party may engage in a "fishing expedition" by requesting information that has little or no relevancy to the issues at hand. An experienced attorney always makes oral and/or written discovery requests contribute to your success in the matter.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Either by agreement between the parties or by judicial directive, many complex divorces may be referred to mediation or arbitration before trial. These proceedings may only be semi-formal, but they still require a great deal of thorough preparation. Your attorney should have an effective presentation and be prepared to support your requests with key legal precedents and admissible evidence.

If the other side fails to participate in good faith, which is not unusual, your attorney may request the court to award financial and legal sanctions.

Trial and Appeal

The actual trial takes place in a circuit court before a Domestic Relations judge. In most cases, a verdict can be appealed to the appropriate Appellate Court - Chicago-area cases go to the First, Second, or Third District - and then to the Illinois Supreme Court in Springfield.

A complex divorce requires an aggressive attorney who knows both the law and local procedures. For a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney, contact Pesce Law Group, P.C. at 630-352-2240. Our number one goal is to help people like you.

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