Knowledgeable Guidance Through The Divorce Process

"I want to end my marriage. What should I do?"

If you are asking yourself that question, the DuPage County divorce attorney with the honest answers and solid support you need is Debra Braselton, founder of The Law Firm of Debra J. Braselton, P.C., in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

She listens carefully to your goals, provides a realistic assessment of how family law works when applied to your unique circumstances, and offers maximum availability to her expertise, start to finish. In short, she is dedicated to your success.

As your lawyer, Debra Braselton directs you to the things you need to do if divorce is imminent. She understands the confusion you feel at this difficult time in your life, and smoothly guides you through the legal process in ways that give you confidence to face the future.

Practicing Family Law Exclusively

Our law office provides full-service divorce representation, seeking sound solutions to issues such as:

Understanding New Illinois Divorce Laws

A number of significant changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and related statutes took effect in 2016. One is the elimination of all grounds for divorce other than "irreconcilable differences." Previously, it was possible to seek divorce on the grounds of impotency, adultery and other reasons. Despite those possible grounds existing, most divorces have long been filed on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, so this change in law is mostly to eliminate archaic causes of action.

More important is the elimination of a requirement for the parties seeking a no-fault divorce to live apart for a minimum of two years or to sign and file a waiver that reduced the waiting period to six months. The new law sets the standard waiting period at six months prior to the date on which the judgment for dissolution of the marriage is entered.

There also were important changes in 2016 to child custody and spousal maintenance laws. Those changes are reviewed on the respective pages on this website.

A Cooperative Mindset Reduces The Stress Of Divorce

The decision to divorce is never easy. Ideally, you should strive toward an outcome that dignifies what you had, preserves your financial and emotional investments, minimizes the negative impact of divorce on children and prepares you for a smooth transition to a post-divorce future.

Review our page of frequently asked questions about divorce and schedule an initial consultation. As a dedicated family law attorney, Debra Braselton can help you with any and all of your objectives. Please examine our Initial Consultation page, then contact us by calling 800-569-5371 toll free or sending an email. All contacts with our firm are kept strictly confidential.