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5 Tips for Uncontested Divorce

Want an uncontested divorce in Illinois? Here are 5 tips that can help make it happen – or call 312-554-5433 to get started now.

  1. Hire a lawyer: If you don’t hire a lawyer, you’ll probably run into all sorts of problems including having trouble filing and not properly handle all the issues in your divorce. In this article I write a bit more about using a lawyer for uncontested divorce.
  2. Take stock of your assets and debts: It is important to account for all assets in a divorce. If some thing is not covered, that increase the chances for litigation after the divorce has been finalized.
  3. Have realistic communications with your spouse: If you take an extreme position, the chances of an uncontested divorce will diminish.
  4. Consider the kids: There are basically two major areas dealing with kids in a divorce: a) the allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly called “child custody”) and, b) parenting time (aka “visitation”). I wrote this article about the allocation of parental responsibilities – it discusses the various factors judges use to make decisions.
  5. Consider the cost of litigation: Litigating a divorce is very expensive. If you understand the cost of fighting about your divorce, you and your spouse will likely be more likely to want resolve the divorce by agreement – an uncontested divorce in Illinois.

If you and your spouse think you can come to agreement and the above 5 tips make sense to you, then you might be ready to start an uncontested divorce in Illinois – I wrote this article about starting a divorce. You can also contact me online or call me at 312-554-5433.

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”).