Legal Separation


The experienced family law attorneys at Thomas W. Hunter, P.C., can help if you need a legal separation. Based in Illinois, we handle legal separations on behalf of clients throughout the northern and western suburbs of Chicago.


Our law firm has been handling family law matters on behalf of clients since 1974. We practice exclusively in family law, so we can provide the experienced and knowledgeable representation you require.


To schedule a free consultation with a family law attorney at our law office, contact us today.


Is This Preferable To A Divorce?


In Illinois, a legal separation is similar to a divorce. In a legal separation, the court has a right to determine issues of child custody, visitation, support and spousal maintenance (alimony). The court may not divide property, unless the parties agree. However, even in the absence of an agreement between the parties, the court can grant temporary use of property, including the family home or vehicles.


For some married couples, a legal separation is preferential to a divorce. Couples may seek a legal separation as opposed to a divorce because of religious reasons or financial reasons. In some cases, husbands and wives want a legal separation but do not want a divorce because a divorce may have a negative impact on medical insurance, government benefits or taxes.


Contact Us Today For Help


As with any family law matter, it is important that you have experienced legal representation to protect your rights. To speak with a lawyer at our law firm about a legal separation, uncontested divorce or other family law matter, contact us today.