Experienced Uncontested Divorce Attorney in Illinois
From time to time, spouses ending their marriage are able to agree on how they would like to handle alimony, child custody, division of property and many of the other sensitive practical details that come with a split. The result is an uncontested divorce.
This process is typically faster and less expensive than a contested divorce since a trial will not be involved. But that does not mean skilled attorneys aren’t valuable to negotiate any unexpected disputes, complete the proper paperwork and ensure that an uncontested divorce is truly your best option. At the Aguilar Law Group our attorneys offer years of experience working through details to create a divorce agreement that will satisfy the court and your needs.
Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for You?
An uncontested divorce costs less, takes less time and results in fewer frayed emotions. It sounds ideal. In fact, it may indeed be a good fit in some cases, but not in others. It could be perfect if you and your spouse are able to agree on most issues or can agree to cooperate to resolve issues, and/or want to maintain an amicable relationship for your family’s sake.
This type of divorce is not a good idea, however, in cases where both spouses aren’t equal. An example would be in a case in which domestic violence is suspected. In such cases, the spouses aren’t necessarily negotiating on equal footing and our attorneys might suggest a contested divorce is in order. A contested divorce doesn’t automatically mean one spouse is angry with the other. It can simply mean a spouse is working to ensure they get everything to which they are fairly entitled.
Other times spouses who initially agreed on details like child support, division of marital property, child custody and more, suddenly find they are no longer in agreement. In such cases, the counsel at the Aguilar Law Group can help sort out the best way to proceed. Whatever your circumstance, our attorneys will help determine which type of divorce is best for you.
In most cases there is no need to rush to file a divorce. If the parties are on speaking terms and agree that divorce is the best decision for them, they should try to reach an agreement on their own at least on the major points, such as custody of the children, and division of property and debts. Ask for a free sample preliminary settlement agreement to see what reaching a divorce agreement involves. (Please specify whether you have minor children or not.)
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
A divorce is uncontested if you and your spouse agree on all issues before any documents are filed with the court.
The main issues to be settled in an uncontested divorce include:
- Division of property
- Division of Debt
- Child custody and visitation (including a parenting plan)
- Spousal support and child support
We handle your uncontested divorce from start to finish. We prepare all the required documents and file them with the court; then we schedule a final hearing and represent you at the final hearing; finally we accompany you to the Clerk’s Office to obtain a plain copy or a certified copy of the divorce decree.