DIVORCE LAWYER IN BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS
Cory Easton has been providing legal representation in divorce cases for 26 years. He is a divorce lawyer located in Belleville, Illinois. He has handled divorce cases in St. Clair County, Madison County, Monroe County and all the surrounding counties around Belleville, Illinois. As an experienced divorce lawyer, he knows that divorce can be an emotionally challenging time. He has a staff dedicated to ensuring that your divorce case gets the attention it deserves.
HOW YOUR DIVORCE LAWYER WILL WORK FOR YOU
Cory Easton and his staff understand that a divorce puts your future at risk. They are dedicated to making sure your divorce case gets the attention it deserves. Whether the legal problem includes custody of your children and child support, or financial issues such as alimony (now called maintenance) and the division of property and assets, Cory Easton and staff will work to ensure your divorce case is handled the way you want it. As your divorce lawyer, Cory has decades of experience and will use his knowledge and expertise in divorce cases to help you through your divorce.
COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR DIVORCE LAWYER
As your divorce lawyer, Cory Easton understands that communication is key. The Law Office of Cory Easton uses a communication app so that clients can communicate with the lawyer and staff when they need to, not just during law office hours. You can upload your important divorce documents and receive legal documents from your lawyer instantly. Calls are scheduled with clients when they have legal questions so they can talk with the lawyer or staff directly, and the office also communicates with clients via email and text. If you prefer a letter with a postage stamp, the lawyer will communicate with you that way too.
HOW YOUR DIVORCE LAWYER WILL HANDLE YOUR DIVORCE CASE
The Law Office of Cory Easton knows your divorce case is important to you. Your lawyer will never talk down to you or think he knows what is best for you in your divorce case. As your divorce lawyer, he will work with you to get the best possible outcome. No two divorce cases are the same. Cory Easton is one of the best divorce lawyers in Belleville, Illinois, and will strive to serve you to ensure that your divorce case is handled how you want your divorce case to be handled.
IS THERE AN ORDER OF PROTECTION IN YOUR CASE?
Divorce cases can sometimes include an order of protection. One partner may claim abuse or harassment or stalking against the other person. Cory Easton has decades of experience handling orders of protection in Belleville, Illinois, and surrounding counties. Whether you need to file an order of protection or have been served with an order of protection, Cory Easton will give your order of protection case the time and attention it deserves. Cory Easton has handled hundreds of orders of protection cases over the last 26 years. He has the experience and knowledge to make sure you win your case.
DO I NEED A LAWYER FOR MY ORDER OF PROTECTION CASE?
An order of protection is a serious case. There may be claims of abuse, neglect or harassment. If an order of protection is entered there are serious consequences. An order of protection may include:
Custody and visitation of the children
Child support and alimony
A stay away order and no contact with the other person or children
A loss of your FOID rights and the right to own firearms
Criminal charges if the order of protection is violated
Loss of employment
Immigration status consequences
Order to pay the other side’s attorney fees
If you have an order of protection case, you need the best order of protection lawyer in Belleville, Illinois, and surrounding counties. Cory Easton has decades of experience representing clients in St. Clair County, Madison County, Monroe County and all other counties in Illinois. If you lose the order of protection hearing, it can have devastating effects on you and your family. Call now to schedule a free ten-minute consultation with order of protection lawyer Cory Easton. Contact us today!
HOW LONG IS MY DIVORCE GOING TO TAKE?
My divorce and custody clients ask me “how long is this going to last?” They often say “I just want to be divorced and away from him/her.” I generally advise my clients the divorce process takes time. After a case is filed, the first setting is usually two or three months after that. All of the assets and debts need to be disclosed. If custody is an issue, I have to meet with the client and get background information about the other party. Are they abusive? Do they have a drug or alcohol problem? Do they have mental issues? Do we need a private investigator to uncover evidence? Those are just a few areas we explore. We then have to gather evidence and records to support our position, which also takes time.
If there is going to be a custody hearing, I always prepare thoroughly with my client. We go over exhibits, testimony and cross examination of the other party. I believe preparation is key to winning a case. There are temporary hearings to decide what happens while the divorce or custody case is pending. Then there is a final hearing to decide all the issues on a permanent basis.
To schedule a hearing, the court must be available to hear the case. Sometimes the court has no openings to hear the case for two or three months or even more. The reality is the court system is filled with divorce and custody cases. The courts have schedules that the attorneys must work with. If the other side has an attorney, then the judge has to calendar the case to align with both the attorneys’ schedules and the judge’s schedule.
Once a hearing has finished, the court usually “reserves” judgment and issues a ruling later. That also can take some time as the judges hear many trials each month. The judge needs time to review all the evidence and the law so he or she can issue a ruling. Once the judge issues a ruling, one or both sides can appeal if they do not agree with the judge’s decision. An appeal can easily last over a year.
However, if both parties can come to an agreement before trial, the process is much quicker. I usually tell client that if there is no trial, a case can be completed in 6 months to a year. If there is a trial, it is usually a year or more.
WHAT HAVE PRIOR DIVORCE CLIENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT CORY EASTON AS THEIR DIVORCE LAWYER
Many divorce lawyers can talk a good game, but what do past clients say about their divorce lawyer? Cory Easton strives to be the best divorce lawyer in Belleville, Illinois, and surrounding counties. He works hard to make sure that your divorce case is handled the right way. Please follow this link to see what past clients have said about divorce lawyer Cory Easton. These are google reviews from real people that have used Cory Easton as their divorce lawyer in Belleville, Illinois, and surrounding counties. View reviews here.
DO YOU NEED A MEDIATION LAWYER?
Do you have a marital settlement agreement, parenting plan or custody order that requires you to attend mediation? Cory Easton has mediated hundreds of cases to help people resolve their mediation issues. Cory Easton is qualified to mediate cases in St. Clair County, Madison County, Monroe County and other surrounding counties in Southern Illinois. Cory Easton wants to help you resolve your mediation issues without going back to court, which can cost money and take up your valuable time. He is regularly appointed by judges to mediate cases for people that need a resolution to their mediation issues. Cory Easton has decades of experience in family law and divorce cases. You need the best mediation lawyer in Belleville, Illinois, and surrounding counties to mediate your case. Call now to schedule a free ten-minute consultation with mediation lawyer Cory Easton. Contact us today!
CONTACT A DIVORCE LAWYER IN BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS
If you need the best divorce lawyer in Belleville, Illinois, or surrounding counties, contact divorce lawyer Cory Easton. He will give you advice on when to file for divorce, what you should do with your assets if you file for a divorce, how to win custody of your children, and every other aspect of your divorce case. Contact the Law Office of Cory Easton for a free ten-minute phone call to start discussing your divorce case now. Contact us today!