Call for an Initial Consultation | Evening and Weekend Hours by Appointment

Contested Divorce


Attorneys Representing Clients in Disputed Divorces in West Dundee and Elgin, IL

A contested divorce is one in which there are disputes between the spouses about one or more of the issues that need to be resolved for the divorce to be finalized. This differs from an uncontested divorce, in which the parties are in full agreement on these issues. Contested divorces tend to be far more costly and typically take much longer to complete, especially if the case winds up in court. If you are thinking about a divorce, and there are serious disputes between you and your spouse, you need a strong advocate by your side to help you navigate this complex and emotional process.

At the Law Office of Vogel & Mourelatos, LLC, we have over three decades of combined experience representing clients for both uncontested and contested divorces in Kane County and throughout the Chicago area. We are well-established in the community, and thousands of clients have trusted us to help get them through difficult times, so they can move forward with their lives. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of even the most complex divorce issues, and we work closely with our clients to resolve these issues in a way that fully protects their rights and interests.

Common Reasons for a Contested Divorce

In Illinois, there are several situations which may constitute a contested divorce including:

There are several ways to resolve a contested divorce, depending on the specific circumstances. If you and your spouse have relatively minor disputes, and you are willing to work them out in a cooperative setting, divorce mediation may be an option. In mediation, a third-party mediator facilitates a discussion between the two parties toward a settlement that works for both sides. If a settlement is agreed upon, it must be filed with the court to finalize the divorce.

If mediation reaches an impasse, you may take your divorce to arbitration. With arbitration, the parties and their attorneys choose to have their divorce settled by a neutral arbitrator whom both sides agree to. If the spouses have serious disputes, and one or both are not willing to pursue an amicable resolution, litigation may be the only available route. Divorce litigation is a costly and protracted process that includes discovery, deposition of witnesses, consultation with experts, and multiple court hearings.

Speak With an Experienced Rolling Meadows Contested Divorce Attorney

Most divorcing couples have some disagreements about how to settle the dissolution of their marriage. If you are facing a contested divorce, the Law Office of Vogel & Mourelatos, LLC, is there to handle your case with compassion, skill, and proficiency. Whenever possible, we work to help our clients settle their disputes amicably. If the other side is uncooperative, however, we are ready and able to aggressively advocate for your interests in family court.

For an initial consultation with our office, contact us today at 847-428-7725. We serve clients in Kane County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Cook County/Rolling Meadows, Algonquin, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Batavia, Bull Valley, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Dundee, East Dundee, Elgin, Geneva, Lake in the Hills, Pingree Grove, St. Charles, South Elgin, West Chicago, West Dundee, Woodstock, and the surrounding Illinois communities.