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5 Examples: Why use a lawyer for uncontested divorce

As an lawyer representing people who want a quick and affordable uncontested divorce (for a flat fee), I know the value I bring. I also litigate cases, and I know what problems can occur – so I want to help my uncontested clients avoid those problems. But sometimes people call me and want to know if they really need a lawyer for an uncontested divorce. So this article gives 5 examples of why a divorce lawyer is useful for an uncontested divorce in Illinois. [continue reading…]

FAQ: Uncontested divorce lawyer

As an uncontested divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often get called where people ask me “Do I need a lawyer for an uncontested divorce?” This FAQ is about why people should use a lawyer for an uncontested divorce in Illinois.

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3 Tips: Splitting Retirement in Uncontested Divorce

While an uncontested divorce in Illinois can be fast and affordable, that doesn’t mean everything is totally simple. One of the areas that people often find confusing is the division of reitrement accounts such as an IRA, 401k, pension, 403b, or deferred compensation.  As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I wrote this artilce about three tips for splitting retirement accounts in divorce. [continue reading…]

How can I start an uncontested divorce in Illinois?

People often ask, “How can I start an uncontested divorce in Illinois?” I can understand why people want to know. And they know that an uncontested divorce lawyer has the answer – so that’s why the ask me. But there’s more a case than starting it. That’s why I wrote this FAQ on starting an uncontested divorce in Illinois. [continue reading…]

How mediation leads to uncontested divorce

As an Illinois uncontested divorce lawyer and divorce mediator, I get calls about people wanting to start an uncontested divorce, and from those wanted to start mediation.

Just the other day, I talked to a husband about mediation. Then the wife called me. After I explained how divorce mediation could lead to an uncontested divorce, she said “thanks for making it so simple.”  Read on. [continue reading…]

Before you hire a divorce lawyer, read this!

As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I can handle your case as an uncontested divorce, or a contested divorce in Illinois. But before you hire a divorce lawyer, there are some things you need to know about how the system works – especially if you want a quick and affordable divorce in Illinois.

So check out this article before you get started with your Illinois divorce. [continue reading…]

“Someone told me” . . . Divorce Myths Busted

As a lawyer who handles doesn’t of uncontested divorces each year, I get a lot of calls. And I’ve written many articles about how quick and easy it can be to start an uncontested divorce in Illinois (like this one).

But people always come at me with “Someone told me . . .” followed by a bunch of nonsense. So I wanted to bust some of those Illinois divorce myths. [continue reading…]

Divorce Mediation: Why mediators should be lawyers (usually)

As a divorce lawyer and a mediator, I’d like to share my thoughts on why your divorce mediator should be a lawyer. There are many mediators who are not lawyers, and frankly, many of them use sales tactics akin to used-car salesman, and have some people wondering why they are not prosecuted for practicing law without a license.

If you are thinking about divorce mediation in Illinois, you should read this article about divorce mediators. It could save you a lot of trouble. [continue reading…]