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Uncontested Divorce: One-stop Shop

As a Chicago divorce lawyer, I’ve got one word for people who don’t want to needlessly spend money on a lawyer. And that word is “sane.” I’m dedicated to helping people get an affordable divorce in Chicago, and elsewhere in Illinois.

Who can get an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce can work regardless of income level, kids, or property issues. “It’s a myth that an uncontested divorce is only for people of modest means.  The other week, a neurosurgeon contacted me about the process.

Whether you are a high net worth family or not, an uncontested divorce in Illinois might be an option.

Benefits of an Uncontested divorce

An uncontested divorce is almost always immensely less expensive and faster than one where the spouses fight it out. Divorce is about moving on with life. And often the easiest way to do that is to come to agreement and to put the past behind you. Many people can hire a lawyer for a flat-fee for an uncontested divorce.

My clients benefit from the efficiency of the process I use. I provide documents either by mail or electronically, and in an uncontested divorce, my client usually only has to appear in court once – when the divorce is granted. The divorce might take only one month.

Lawyer provides information about uncontested divorce

UncontestedDivorceInIllinois.com will not provide legal advice, but instead will help arm people with useful information and direct them to a divorce lawyer and Illinois family law attorney. Visitors will also be able to submit questions and have them answered by an Illinois family law attorney and Chicago divorce lawyer.

Questions that will be addressed include:

  1. What is the process of an uncontested divorce in Illinois?
  2. Can we both use the same lawyer in an uncontested divorce?
  3. How long does a divorce take?
  4. How do I find an uncontested divorce lawyer?
  5. What are the main issues we need to agree on?
  6. How is property and debt divided?
  7. What do we do about the house, and do I need an Illinois real estate lawyer?
  8. How much child support should be paid in Illinois?

 Warning: “Online divorce” nonsense

People should be warned against using online websites to complete divorce documents without the assistance of a lawyer. Using a website to create legally binding documents can lead to what I call divorce déjà vu – problems the spouses think they solved, but instead, may rear their ugly heads years later. Instead of creating problems by trying to use a website as a lawyer, I can assist people with an affordable uncontested divorce so they can try to move on with life with less stress.

About the author: Contact Illinois family law attorney David Wolkowitz at 312-554-5433 or online. He is a family law and divorce attorney serving Chicago and the Counties of Cook, Champaign, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. Areas of practice include divorce, uncontested divorce, child custody, visitation, spousal maintenance, child support, and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act (the “UCCJEA”).