Peoria Divorce Lawyers

Dissolution of Marriage Lawyer – Securing Your Rights

Attorney Michael Fritz

Mike Fritz has represented numerous families in Peoria, Illinois, throughout all stages of the divorce process.

He knows how difficult it can be to find the right person to handle your rights during a very hard time in your life.

Contact our office in Peoria today for a free consultation with a divorce lawyer.

Divorce Lawyer in Peoria

Marriage often is a joyful event, in the beginning, but over time things happen and change. After a lot of thinking, you may want to explore your rights for a divorce.

In Illinois, your dissolution of marriage case starts by filing its petition and serving the other spouse with process, unless he or she enters an official appearance with the Court. 

A petition for dissolution gives the court the authority and jurisdiction to not only dissolve the bonds of marriage but also to equitably divide the marital estate and to determine parental times and responsibilities of the parties with children involved in the family matter.

But that jargon is why you hire a lawyer…

Common Divorce Legal Issues:

many divorces have the same recurrent themes – they are:

  • Parenting Time and Decision Making Authority(formerly referred to custody and visitation)
  • Child Support;
  • Maintenance (commonly referred to as alimony);
  • Exclusive Possession of the Marital residence (evicting a spouse from the residence during the divorce proceedings);
  • Dissipation (unwarranted use of marital funds/assets);

All of these issues will be addressed during of your case.  However, please remember that when children are involved – they are the most important.  The Child’s Best Interest will be considered in parenting time and child support during your divorce or marital dissolution.

Temporary and emergency motions are often used for child support and maintenance. They are essentially hearings or trials that occur during your case where the Judge makes a formal ruling which can affect such things as parenting time, payment of support and/or maintenance and the exclusive possession of the marital home.

Peoria Divorce Attorney – Michael Fritz 

has the family law litigation experience to effectively navigate your marital dissolution and advise you on how to prepare before you step foot in the courtroom on your divorce.

Contact our office today for your free consultation.

Other Family Law Legal Services

Parenting Time & Responsibility

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Divorce and Uncontested Divorce

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Family problems and conflicts between couples can lead to very unpleasant situations....

Protective Orders

Whether you are a victim of domestic abuse seeking assistance with obtaining an order of protection or whether find yourself in need of representation after being falsely accused of harassment or abuse.....

Contact Our Office

Our Peoria Family lawyers help you through trying times on the following issues, but if you need more help, contact us now & we'll help you find the right attorney for you.

  1. Divorce
  2. Parental Rights
  3. Uncontested
  4. Restraining Order

How can we help you?


316 SW Washington Street, Suite 1A
Peoria, Illinois 61602

Phone: (309) 740-4033 || Toll Free: 1 (877) 740-4033

Email:  mfritz@hallrustomfritz.com