Family Law Helping Families Throughout Chicago & the State of Illinois

Chicago Family Law Attorney

Ready to Protect Your Rights & Best Interests: Call (312) 212-1200

In Best Lawyers in AmericaWhether you are getting divorced or dealing with a complex family dispute, cases involving family court can be extremely sensitive and hotly contested. During the legal process, you need an experienced legal professional on your side who can keep your emotions in check, answer all of your questions about your case, and protect your rights and best interests.

At Foutris Law Office, Ltd., Myra Foutris, our Chicago family lawyer, is prepared to listen to your story, thoroughly go over your case, and find the best possible legal solutions to get the most favorable outcome in your case. We are ready to help you begin a new chapter in life.

Our firm handles the following types of family law cases throughout Illinois:

  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Civil Union & Same Sex Marriage Divorces
  • Divorce
  • Family Law Appeals
  • Post-Decree Litigation
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support
Advocating for your best interests

Myra A. Foutris is an accomplished and well-respected family law and appellate attorney, having represented hundreds of people in her decades long career in both trial and appellate courts throughout Illinois.

Illinois Divorce Laws

In order to file for divorce in Illinois, you or your spouse must be a state resident for at least 90 days. You may file a petition in the circuit court in the county where either of you live. Since Illinois is a no-fault state, you may file for divorce based on irreconcilable differences. The former fault-based grounds for divorce, such as adultery, substance abuse, abandonment, and others, have all been eliminated under Illinois law.

There are two main types of divorce: contested and uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree on all issues of a divorce (e.g. child custody and support, maintenance, property division, etc.) and can finish their divorce without having to go through significant court litigation.

On the other hand, spouses engage in a contested divorce when they are unable or unwilling to reach an agreement regarding at least one of the divorce-related issues. In a contested divorce, each side retains an attorney and significant litigation may ensue if the parties cannot resolve their differences.

Contact Our Divorce Law Firm Today

Our family law attorney, Myra Foutris, has significant experience in both contested and uncontested divorce matters. Myra is often recognized for her legal insight and track record, and each year since 2013 has been included in the Leading Lawyers network. She has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2019-2021.

No matter how complicated your case may appear, our Chicago family law attorney can help you navigate the intricacies of the legal process while fighting for the outcome you deserve. Do not wait to let us help you right away.

Contact Attorney Myra A. Foutris at (312) 212-1200 today for more information about our family law services.

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