431 Williamsburg Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134


4 Factors That Can Make Kane County Divorces More Complex

 Posted on December 23, 2021 in Divorce

Kane County Divorce LawyerMost people going through a divorce want the process completed as quickly and easily as possible. Unfortunately, for many, there will be nothing quick or easy about the process. Certain issues, such as child custody or a demand for spousal maintenance are more likely to be contested than others. In other cases, one spouse’s wrongful conduct, like theft of marital funds, can drag out the proceedings. When you are faced with a complex divorce situation, it is important that you work with a qualified attorney who will advocate for your best interests. 

What Circumstances Can Make Getting a Divorce More Complicated? 

Simplified paths to divorce, like mediation, can be wonderful in some situations. Even some complex divorce issues can be resolved through mediation. However, some problems are likely to lead to litigation or other need for judicial intervention. Your divorce may be more complex than most in these circumstances: 

  • High-asset - There are particular concerns that may come with high-value divorce cases. Some assets may need to be appraised or valued during equitable division. There may be disputes over what is or is not marital property, and concerns regarding potential concealed assets are common. Dividing complicated assets like stock portfolios can take some skill and patience. 

  • Spousal maintenance - While spousal maintenance is sometimes appropriate and necessary, it is also a commonly contested issue. It can be quite difficult to get one spouse to agree to continue supporting the other financially after their divorce is finalized. Litigation may be needed to resolve this issue. 

  • Parenting dispute - When there are minor children involved in a divorce case, and the parents are not able to agree on a parenting plan, the court will need to intervene and make a decision. Often, a guardian ad litem will be appointed to represent the children’s best interests during these proceedings. The court will need a significant amount of information before it can make any decisions about who a child should spend time with and be supported by. This process can take some time. 

  • Uncooperative spouse - Your spouse is digging their heels in and refusing to get divorced. Do not worry - you can get your divorce finalized whether your spouse likes it or not. However, there are plenty of ways for an uncooperative spouse to make the process more difficult and lengthy than it otherwise would be. 

If you are facing any of these challenges in your Illinois divorce, you will need to work with a skilled attorney who can protect your interests at every step. 

Call a Kane County Divorce Lawyer

Serrano Hanson has the experience needed to handle even the most complex divorce cases. Let our Geneva divorce attorneys advocate for you during your contentious divorce. Call 630-844-8781 to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our skilled lawyers. 




Share this post:
Illinois state bar association kane county bar association dupage county bar association dekalb bar association
Back to Top