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Divorce Law: A Definition

July 13, 2017
Posted By: Robert M. Kaplan
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Divorce is never easy. And when divorce signals the end of a marriage, that usually means the beginning of a lot of questions.

You don’t have to navigate this emotional and stressful time all on your own. Call an expert divorce lawyer in Schaumburg, IL to not only make the process easier, but to ensure it ends fairly for you and your children.

An Uncontested Divorce

There are basically two types of divorce, and the first is referred to as uncontested divorce. This means that both parties agree that it is time to end the marriage. It also means that you and your spouse have agreed on other aspects of the divorce, including property division, child support, child custody*, maintenance (f/k/a alimony) , and so forth.

If you and your spouse agree, this can save you a lot of time and money. But there is still paperwork to be filled out to make the process legally binding. This is where an attorney can provide invaluable assistance.

A Contested Divorce in Schaumburg

If both parties of a divorce do not agree on all aspects, this is referred to as a contested divorce. In almost all instances of contested divorce, an attorney is necessary to help resolve the disputes between the parties. The time and cost of the divorce will depend on the depth of the disagreement and the level of complexity in the resolution.

Issues such as child support and child custody, as well as any maintenance to be paid, can be brought to a reasonable agreement in many cases only with the help of an attorney.

Call Robert M. Kaplan for a Free Consultation

Whatever type of divorce situation you find yourself in, it’s best to get the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Call your Schaumburg, IL lawyer to make an appointment for a free legal consultation to discuss divorce law and what options might be best for your situation.

*In the state of Illinois the term “child custody” and “visitation” are no longer formally used and are
being replaced by “parenting time” and “parenting responsibilities”.

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