Change of Venue Attorneys for Divorce in Kane County
Complex Divorce Lawyers Serving St. Charles, Geneva, Elgin, and the Surrounding Areas
The decision to end a marriage is never an easy one. Likewise, the process of dissolving a marriage will always be wrought with challenges as well, no matter how committed you may be to an amicable resolution. Some divorce cases are more complex than others, but regardless of the obstacles you may be facing, you can rely on the experienced team at Bochte, Kuzniar & Navigato, P.C., to remain at your side every step of the way.
Importance of Venue in Illinois Divorce
In order for an Illinois court to consider your petition for divorce, either you or spouse must, at the time of filing, have been a resident of the state for at least 90 days before the commencement of action. If either you or your spouse is a member of the armed forces and have been stationed in Illinois for the previous 90 days, you are also eligible to have your case filed in Illinois.
According to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, proceedings for divorce and related concerns are to be held in the county where either the claimant or the respondent currently reside. The process, however, may be directed to any other county as needed. If a petition is filed in a county where neither party resides, the petitioner must include a motion to have the proceedings allowed to be heard in the county selected. Such a motion may be made for reasons of geographical convenience, court preference, or other considerations, but if the venue could have a negative impact on you or your case, our attorneys are equipped to help.
Objecting to a Venue for Divorce
Under Illinois law, the venue for a divorce proceeding may only be challenged or contested in the initial response to the filing. Our knowledgeable team can help you draft a response that provides a clear and convincing case to have your divorce heard in a more appropriate county. We understand the importance of acting quickly and decisively to ensure your rights are fully protected throughout the divorce process.
If you have received notice that your spouse has filed a petition for divorce and have concerns regarding his or her selected venue, contact our office today. The skilled attorneys at Bochte, Kuzniar & Navigato, P.C. are ready and willing to provide the legal representation you need throughout the process. Call (630) 377-7770 to schedule your free consultation today. We are proud to serve the needs of families in and around Kane, DuPage, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties, including St. Charles, Elgin, Batavia, Wheaton, and Aurora.