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What is an Uncontested Divorce in Illinois?

An uncontested divorce in Illinois is the least costly and most stress-free way to get divorced.

As a Chicago divorce lawyer, I always try to steer clients in the most peaceful route possible. Check out the below overview, and see my other article “Process for an Uncontested Divorce in Illinois” for a succinct overview.

Uncontested divorces involve agreement

For an uncontested divorce in Illinois, spouses will have to reach agreement in the following areas:

Child custody: Will parents share “joint legal custody,” so that they are both legal guardians? Where will the children live?

Child support: How much child support will be paid? And to who?

Dividing marital property – assets and debts: How will the marriage’s assets be divided? Who gets what? Should some of it be sold, and the proceeds distributed? Who gets the house? Who gets the debt?

Spousal maintenance (alimony): How much alimony should be paid, if any, and for how long?

Starting an uncontested divorce in Illinois

Even if your marriage has taken on a certain amount of acrimony, you and your spouse might be able to come to agreement for the benefit of everyone involved. In the end, an uncontested divorce is about pragmatics: putting the past behind you and moving ahead as quickly as possible.

You can contact me here. If I cannot handle your divorce, I may be able to assist you in providing a referral for an Illinois divorce lawyer that can handle your case. My goal is to serve clients in the following areas: Cook County: Chicago, Naperville, Evanston, Schaumburg, Skokie, etc; Lake County: Highland Park, Highwood, Waukegan; DuPage County: Elmhurst, Wheaton; Kane County: St. Charles, Geneva; Will County: Joliet; Champaign County: Champaign, Urbana; Sangamon County: Springfield; Madison County: Edwardsville.