Trial Court Litigation

Our Illinois litigation trial attorneys evaluate each client’s situation to determine the most appropriate approach to pursue.

In any dissolution of marriage, the ideal scenario is to reach a fair settlement without a trial. However, in many cases, both parties may widely disagree on what is fair and appropriate. When conflict starts or escalates without cooperation from both sides, it becomes necessary to take the case to a trial judge.  

At Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, we help clients define their goals and determine which approach will be the most successful given the opposing party’s expectations. Should trial court litigation be required, our lawyers provide support throughout the proceedings.  

What Our Litigation Trial Attorneys Do

We keep our clients in the loop at every stage of the divorce process. It is not always easy to predict if a case will require litigation versus a negotiated settlement, so our attorneys lay out a roadmap for each possibility. This helps our clients better understand what to expect. In the beginning stages, we will also determine if we have all the necessary information available to properly represent their interests or if further discovery will be necessary. 

In addition to providing legal counsel, our attorneys offer empathy and support. We explain legal concepts in ways our clients can understand. In cases of trial or deposition, we thoroughly prepare our clients, so they will not feel anxious about testifying. Our goal is to put clients at ease by consistently addressing their questions or concerns. If the divorce proceedings must go to trial, proper preparation ensures that all those involved remain calm.

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Can Help

When parties can agree on a settlement, it is not necessary to go to court. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to predict how negotiations will progress. At Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, our lawyers have the experience to handle dissolutions of marriage in either situation. When a settlement is not possible, our Illinois litigation trial attorneys are prepared to argue your interests in court. Contact us today.

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