The main courthouse in Will County is located in Joliet at 14 W. Jefferson Street. Many family law attorneys have offices near the courthouse, although you can find good family law attorneys throughout the county.
How do you know if you have a Will County case? In family law, the county your case will be filed in is generally the county in which you live. It may be the county your spouse or former spouse lives in.
For example, if you have lived in Will County for at least 90 days, you can file for divorce in Will County. This is true even if you were married in a different county in Illinois or in another state. If you and your spouse live separately, you can file for divorce in either county of residence. So if you live in Will County but your spouse lives in Cook County, you may file for divorce in either county.
The best attorney for your situation depends on what type of family law case you have – divorce, custody, support, etc. Most family law attorneys handle all of these issues (because they are often related), but we try to recommend someone with the most relevant experience to match your needs. If you want to petition the court to move with your child out of state, we will recommend a Will County attorney who has handled many removal cases in their career. If you need your child support order modified, we’ll put you in touch with someone in Will County who has a lot of experience in “post-decree” issues.
In addition, we recommend hiring a local attorney when it comes to a family law issue. If you live in Will County and decide to file for divorce in Will County, we believe a local attorney is the best place to start. Any licensed attorney in Illinois can represent you in Will County, but in our experience hiring someone who knows the ins and outs of the Will County courthouse and local legal community can give you an advantage. If your attorney doesn’t regularly appear at the Joliet courthouse you are fighting with one hand behind your back.
Child custody can be a particularly stressful area of family law to be involved in. When recommending a Will County custody attorney, we put a particular emphasis on the attorney’s ability to handle the emotional nature of custody disputes. And we always believe you deserve an attorney who treats clients with respect and updates you on major case developments.
We know excellent family law attorneys in Will County, and we would be happy to put you in touch with one of them. Give us a call. We always listen to your situation and needs before recommending an attorney, because we want to give you the best referral possible.
If you need a family law attorney in Plainfield, Romeoville, Braidwood, Joliet, or anywhere else in Will County, please contact us. Your calls and emails are completely free and confidential.