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The idealized marriage in the Western world is based on two people falling in love and deciding to spend their lives together. In other cultures, marriage may be viewed differently. For example, the practice of arranged marriages is very common in many countries and within immigrant communities here in the United States.
No matter how the marriage began, however, sometimes divorce is necessary, and dissolving an arranged marriage can present unique challenges. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we understand the complications involved with ending an arranged marriage and are equipped to help.
The practice of arranged marriage has a history that dates back many centuries and was very common around the world until fairly recently. Not to be confused with a forced marriage, an arranged marriage is coordinated by the parents, grandparents, or other relatives of the prospective marital partners, who enter the relationship willingly. In many parts of the world, divorcing out of an arranged marriage is relatively uncommon, as it may be seen as severing a bond between families.
In the United States, however, other cultural factors may contribute to a couple’s desire to end their arranged marriage. For current residents of Illinois, the dissolution of such a marriage must be handled in accordance with state law, regardless of whether the marriage took place in Illinois or in another country. Our attorneys recognize that the divorce of a couple in an arranged marriage may involve a number of various factors and are prepared to help you through them.
As with any divorce situation, ending an arranged marriage brings similar considerations to be negotiated during the process. Arrangements must be made concerning:
With more than 75 years of family law experience, the attorneys at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio offer the professionalism you need to complete the process efficiently. We also understand the inherent cultural challenges you may be facing and will work to help minimize your stress and anxiety.
If you would like more information about ending your arranged marriage, contact our office at 630-920-8855 today for a free, confidential consultation. We will help you understand your options and provide your case with the personal attention you deserve. From our office in Hinsdale, Illinois, we are proud to serve clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.