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Naperville Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Lawyers for Child Custody, Asset Division, and Complex Divorce in Will County and DuPage County

If you are facing the prospect of divorce, you are probably concerned about a wide variety of issues. You may be wondering who will own and live in your house, where your children will live after you and your spouse split, and how you will divide property, financial accounts, and credit card debts. Resolving these matters can be a complex matter even if you and your spouse are able to have peaceful discussions, but it can become even more difficult if high levels of conflict require you to settle matters through litigation. No matter your situation, you need an experienced divorce lawyer by your side.

At the Law Office of Ronald L. Hendrix, P.C., we are exclusively focused on family law, and we provide our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the divorce laws in Illinois. When you work with us, we will provide you with personal attention, getting to know you and understanding your needs, goals, and concerns. We will offer practical advice and realistic options for settling your disputes. If attempts at peaceful resolution break down, we have a record of success in achieving victory for our clients in the courtroom. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at 630-355-7776 or 815-722-7050.

  • Met with Ron today and I have to say, he's a stand up guy. For my consultation we knew about midway thru that it would not be wise to take my ex back to court. So even though he would not be making anything off me, he still took the time to explain the laws, my rights and best practices and never made me feel I was wasting time. This is how you treat potential client. I will definitely seek him out when I take her back when my son is 18.

    - James J.

  • Had a great experience and very pleased with Mr. Hendrix! Would recommend to anyone! I felt like I always knew where I stood in the case, very informative and always answered my questions. Very organized, professional, and timely. Brought up any concerns I would otherwise not be aware of and advised necessary steps to avoid conflict. "You get what you pay for" and Mr. Hendrix is worth every penny!

    - Kenneth B.

  • I hired Mr. Hendrix the day I met with him. He actively listened to my case calmly and professionally and provided me with options and information that assisted me in handling this this stressful process with the respect and dignity I requested. My phone calls and emails were always answered in a timely fashion.

    - Satisfied Customer

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Types of Divorce

Divorce is not a one-size-fits-all situation. There are multiple ways divorcing couples can resolve their disputes and legal issues, and the choice of which approach to take often depends on the level of conflict between spouses and how well they are able to work together. Our attorneys can help you understand your options and the best strategies for success. We will advise you about the benefits of using mediation or collaborative law, or we can provide you with representation in a contested divorce.

Peaceful Resolution if Possible
Aggressive Litigation When Necessary

The Divorce Process

Divorce Process
The Divorce Petition

One spouse files a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, and the other spouse must file an Appearance and Response within 30 days of being served.

Divorce Process
Discovery & Disclosures

Both parties will disclose their income, property, and debts, and their lawyers may obtain additional information or evidence.

Divorce Process
Status Hearings & Temporary Orders

The parties will appear in regular court hearings to provide status updates, and they may request temporary relief.

Divorce Process
Creating a Divorce Settlement

Spouses may negotiate agreements or use alternative dispute resolution to resolve their outstanding legal issues.

Divorce Process
Trial and/or Final Judgment Issued

If a settlement cannot be reached, a trial will be held, and the judge will make the final decisisons on all outstanding issues.


Property Issues

During marriage, most of your life becomes closely tied to your spouse, and separating your lives during your divorce can often be a complicated process. You will need to divide your marital property, including the physical items you own, real estate property, and financial assets such as retirement accounts and pensions. You will also need to separate your finances, and this may mean that one spouse may be required to pay financial support known as spousal maintenance to the other.

Child Issues

Divorcing couples and unmarried parents will need to make decisions about how they will work together to raise their children. You will need to decide on the allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as child custody), and you will also need to draft a parenting agreement that specifies a schedule for children's parenting time with each parent. Both parents will be responsible for providing child support, including non-minor support to address children's college expenses.

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