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Chicago, Illinois Divorce Litigation Attorney

Wrightwood Divorce Trial Attorney

Trial Lawyer for Contested Divorce Cases in Cook County

At The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC, our team handles divorce cases of all types, including those that are "contested." A contested divorce is a marriage dissolution in which the spouses are largely unable to cooperate effectively. Many such divorces may be contested from the very beginning, while others may begin amicably but become contentious at some point along the way. Depending on the circumstances, some contested divorce cases can be resolved through mediation or direct negotiations between the parties' attorneys. However, it is also possible that litigation and a trial may become necessary, which means that it will be up to a judge to settle any unresolved issues.

If you are facing the possibility of a contested divorce, you need a lawyer who is capable of managing even the most complex cases. Attorney Curtis Bennett Ross has more than 30 years of family law experience, and he has helped many clients in and around Cook County get through the divorce process. Mr. Ross and his team know what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome in a contested divorce, and we are ready to put our knowledge and resources to work for you.

Common Issues in a Contested Divorce

An Illinois divorce may be contentious for a variety of reasons. For many couples, dividing parental responsibilities can quickly become a major point of disagreement. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for divorcing parents to focus on their own wishes instead of keeping the focus where it belongs—on serving the best interests of the children. Having served as a court-appointed guardian ad litem and child representative, Mr. Ross is acutely aware of how a bitter divorce can affect the lives of the children involved, and he understands the importance of helping parents manage their emotions throughout the divorce process for the sake of their children.

A divorce can also become contested when there are complex financial issues for the spouses to address. If you and your spouse own real estate or maintain complicated business interests, determining how such assets will be allocated can lead to bitter arguments. Under Illinois law, you are entitled to an equitable share of the marital estate, but you and your spouse may have very different ideas of what is considered equitable. The team at the Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC is particularly well-equipped to help in such cases.

Attorney Curtis Bennett Ross has over three decades of experience in the practice of divorce and family law in Illinois. He not only has a full understanding of the state's divorce laws, but he also helped to draft them in his role on the Family Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Mr. Ross also provides guidance to other family law attorneys for the ISBA. In addition, Mr. Ross is a Certified Public Accountant who has been recognized by courts in Cook County as a financial expert and receiver to protect marital property in divorce cases. With his finance background and training, he will work hard to ensure that you have the resources you need to move forward with your life.

Mr. Ross is a Certified Public Accountant who has been recognized by courts in Cook County as a financial expert and receiver to protect marital property in contested divorce cases. With his financial background and training, he understands how money and property concerns can affect the divorce process. He will work hard to ensure that you have the resources you need to move forward with your life.

Building a Case for Divorce Litigation

At The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC, we know that a contested divorce can take many weeks or months to resolve, most of which is usually spent in discovery. Discovery is the stage of a divorce where the two sides gather and exchange information through written interrogatories, sworn depositions, and subpoenas. When the involved parties refuse to cooperate with one another, the discovery process is often hampered by hidden or withheld information. If the difficulties continue for long enough, a date will be set for a trial in front of a family court judge.

Obtaining a favorable result at trial begins the moment you contact our firm. We will sit down with you to discuss the details of your case and what you hope to achieve in the divorce process. From there, we will work hard to get all of the necessary information from your spouse and his or her attorney so that we can develop a strategy to help you secure the best possible outcome for your case. You can depend on us to advocate aggressively on your behalf throughout every stage of your litigated divorce.

Schedule a Free Limited Consultation Today

A contested divorce can take a serious toll on both you and your children. For help with minimizing the negative effects, contact our office. Call 312-984-1514 to schedule your free limited introductory consultation. Our firm represents clients in proceedings at the Daley Center Courthouse, as well as those who live in Bucktown, Lincoln Park, The Loop, Wrightwood, Old Town, Oak Park, Wicker Park, River North, Chicago, and the rest of Cook County.

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