When all other methods fail, parties seek resolutions by proceeding to trial.  If custody is an issue, in Illinois, the trial must take place within 18 months of filing the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage unless otherwise extended by the Court.  The time it takes for a case to proceed to trial varies in all counties, but typically will take one or more years to resolve.    

The lawyers at the Carder Law Firm have been litigating cases for twenty years and have extensive trial practice experience.