If you are at each other’s throats like cats and dogs, chances are your divorce will be difficult, to say the least. Fuming over a betrayal or your soon-to-be ex threatening to take the kids can set the stage for an all-out war. Davi Law Group can help you temper your emotions by focusing on the legal process of your high-conflict divorce.
Deciding to end your marriage is never easy but sometimes it is the only solution. The current divorce rate in the United States is 2.3 per 1,000 people. The reason for your divorce often foreshadows whether or not you can negotiate in good faith or if it will be a contentious divorce. Do you feel like you are going down an abyss of repetitive arguments instead of dealing with the legal issues of your divorce? If this is your situation, you need an experienced Illinois attorney who knows how to handle the stresses of a high-conflict divorce.
These divorces should be handled delicately to move the proceeding along and reach a solution as promptly as possible. It is often advised that you only communicate with your spouse through your attorney. You do not have to respond to abusive phone calls or aggressive emails and texts from your spouse. The best course here is to save this as evidence as you work on building your case with your attorney’s help. In severe circumstances, we can petition for a restraining order or limit the ways your spouse can communicate with you.
What Triggers a Hostile Divorce?
If your spouse is stubborn and refuses to budge and you are not willing to give an inch either, you will need someone to help you resolve your disputes in the courtroom. Oftentimes the following behaviors lead to a hostile divorce:
Infidelity – 60 percent of divorces are attributed to adultery. However, in Illinois, if your spouse cheated on you it is not a factor in determining spousal maintenance or alimony.
Domestic Violence –You need to end an abusive relationship. The court could issue a protective order.
Addiction – This is not grounds for divorce in Illinois but it could be a valid reason to end your marriage and file for irreconcilable differences.
Assets – Distribution of marital property and marital debt.
Children – An angry spouse may try to influence the children to take their side. It will be important to establish child custody and visitation.
Stalking or harassment – These behaviors along with monitoring a spouse’s social media or bad-mouthing online can drag out a divorce proceeding.
Contact a DuPage County High-Conflict Lawyer
At Davi Law Group we know this is a difficult time. If you expect excessive conflict with your spouse throughout the divorce process, you need a skilled divorce attorney who knows how to manage the hostility and protect your interests. Call a Wheaton, IL high-conflict divorce attorney at 630-657-5052 for a free consultation.