Kane County International and Interstate Divorce Lawyers
Attorneys Assisting with International and Interstate Divorce in Geneva, St. Charles, and Throughout Illinois
When going through a divorce, there are many obstacles to overcome and issues to come to terms with. Interstate and international matters can further complicate a divorce. When one spouse lives in a different state or county, serious issues regarding jurisdiction can occur.
At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys have represented clients in numerous interstate and international divorce issues. Our lawyers understand the laws that apply to each divorce situation and can effectively advocate for our clients' needs and best interests of the children of a family.
What is Interstate Divorce?
Interstate divorce occurs when spouses live in two separate states prior to filing for dissolution of marriage. The couple could be separated due to job transfers, or one spouse moves to be close to family for personal reasons. During that time, it may be decided by both parties that the marriage is not going to work and divorce is imminent.
You do not have to have an Illinois marriage license to file for divorce in Illinois. Typically, however, you must reside in Illinois for 90 days before filing. You may also file for divorce in Illinois if your spouse resides here and you do not. As in all divorce proceedings, proper notification of your spouse is required. If the spouse cannot be located, there are public measures that must be taken.
An interstate divorce may cause issues over jurisdiction or venue if many matters in the case are contested. In some instances, the laws of one state may be more advantageous to one part over another. At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys can provide you with a detailed assessment of you case and advise you on how best to proceed.
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
When one party files for divorce in a different state or country, determination of jurisdiction needs to be decided, especially when children are involved. Our experienced lawyers are skilled in these legal issues including those involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) in child custody jurisdictional matters. We can help you through the trying times ahead in your out-of-state divorce.
International Divorce in Kane County
If you are looking to get a divorce and your spouse lives abroad, the process could be simple or complex depending on the number of issues contested. If your spouse agrees to the terms of a settlement, the divorce can be finalized through an agreement. However, contested issues must be litigated in court. Child custody and property division matters can be especially difficult to resolve in an international divorce. There may also be tax considerations to address. With years of experience, our law firm have the skills to challenge foreign divorces and advocate for our clients' best interests.
If you live in a different state or country than your spouse and are planning divorce, contact The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. to schedule a consultation. Call 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney today. We will explain the intricacies of interstate and international divorce and help you decide on the best course of action.