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Wakenight & Associates, P.C.

1100 Lake Street, Suite 120, Oak Park, IL 60301

Oak Park | 708-848-3159

DuPage County | 630-852-9700   Mokena | 815-727-6144

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Cook County Attorney for Hostile Divorces

Maybrook  divorce lawyer for substance abuse or parental alienation

Lawyers Providing Legal Help With High Conflict Divorce Cases in Oak Park and Cicero

Ending your marriage is rarely an easy process. Even when your divorce is uncontested, and you and your ex-spouse are in agreement on most issues, you will still need to deal with an avalanche of legal requirements, practical concerns, and emotional difficulties. Things can become much more complicated if there are significant areas of disagreement, and legal representation is essential in contentious or hostile divorce cases.

The lawyers of Wakenight & Associates, P.C. have been representing clients in family law cases for a combined total of over 95 years, and we understand the difficulties that can arise in a high conflict divorce. We will answer your questions, protect your rights, and ensure that you are safe from physical or financial harm while you work to complete the divorce process.

High Conflict Divorce Concerns

Your family's safety should be your top priority in a hostile divorce. In emergency situations involving physical, sexual, or verbal abuse or other forms of domestic violence, our attorneys can help you obtain an order of protection. This can be an important step for those who wish to escape an abusive relationship and begin the divorce process.

Even if your immediate safety is not threatened, you may have questions or concerns about how to address certain issues when ending a marriage with high amounts of conflict. Some of these issues may include:

  • Parental alienation - Your former spouse may try to harm your relationship with your children, either out of malice or because they hope to gain an advantage in disputes over child custody or parenting time/visitation. In order to protect your parental rights, you will need a strong legal advocate on your side.
  • Cheating and infidelity - Even if adultery was the cause of your marriage's breakdown, it is usually not necessary to raise this issue when filing for divorce or settling divorce disputes. However, asset dissipation related to infidelity may need to be addressed, and you will want to understand whether your ex-spouse's new relationship will affect child issues in divorce
  • Mental illness and substance abuse - If your ex-spouse suffers from a mental illness or has a history of drug or alcohol addiction, this can affect your divorce in multiple areas, such as eligibility for spousal maintenance or decisions about child custody. Our lawyers will help you understand how to address these issues, including determining whether to request a mental health evaluation.
  • Harassment and electronic monitoring - Harassment by an ex-spouse can take a variety of forms, including unwanted phone calls or text messages, sharing inappropriate information online, or installing recording equipment in your home. Our attorneys will take legal action to address these behaviors, including pursuing criminal charges, if necessary.

Contact a Chicago High Conflict Divorce Lawyer

Some conflict is to be expected in most divorce cases, but when matters get out of control, causing you to fear for your safety or worry about how your children will be affected, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney. Our lawyers will help you understand the best approach to take in order to resolve your disputes and protect your rights and your safety. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options, contact our office today at 708-480-9651. We provide legal help in hostile divorce cases in Oak Park, Chicago, Maybrook, Forest Park, Skokie, Riverside, Elmwood Park, Cicero, River Forest, Berwyn, and Cook County.

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