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Divorce Law: A Definition

July 13, 2017
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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 many questions.

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

An Uncontested Divorce in Schaumburg, IL

There are two types of divorce. In law, we refer to the first as an uncontested divorce. It 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:

  • property division
  • maintenance (alimony)
  • child support
  • parenting time and partent responsbilities

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 dissolve the marriage legally. This is where an attorney can provide invaluable assistance. An experienced attorney can prepare the proper paperwork, file it, oversee the proceedings, and answer all of your questions. Even uncontested divorces may need laws to oversee the agreements and ensure both parties are represented, preventing it from dissolving into a contested divorce. With the best legal minds on your side, you can dissolve your marriage with peace of mind, knowing that you did it following the letter of the law. 

For the sake of co-parenting, amicability, and moving on to the next phase of your life, an uncontested divorce is preferable in nearly every case, except when the involved parties absolutely cannot agree on the terms.

A Contested Divorce in Schaumburg

If both parties of a divorce do not agree on all aspects of the divorce and it escalates to legal negotiation, it becomes a contested divorce. In almost all instances of a contested divorce, an attorney is necessary to help resolve the disputes between the parties. Divisive issues such as parenting time, responsibilities, child support, and the amount of maintenance to be paid can be brought to a reasonable agreement only with the help of an attorney in many cases.

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.

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