Uncontested Divorce in Schaumburg

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Divorces are often complex matters, but sometimes, both parties in a divorce can want a similar outcome for themselves and their family. In these cases with less animosity and fewer problems to resolve, the couple can choose to file a simpler, less expensive type of divorce. 

Have you and your spouse reached an agreement on all of the issues in your divorce, such as who your children will live with and how you will divide your assets? If so, you can move forward with an uncontested divorce. Even though filing an uncontested divorce is much simpler than filing a contested one, you will have an easier time navigating the process with the help of an experienced attorney like Mr. Robert M. Kaplan. 

The Benefits Of An Uncontested Divorce

While working with your spouse to make decisions about your divorce can be stressful, it is likely much less stressful than fighting about them— and it is certainly less costly. After all, who is better equipped to know what a fair settlement between you and your spouse is than you and your spouse?

If you can reach agreements on your own, we are ready to represent you in preparing the required documents to get your divorce completed quickly and economically. 

When you choose to file an uncontested divorce, you get to skip many of the necessary court appearances and avoid filling out much of the cumbersome paperwork that comes with situations where spouses cannot agree on terms. Uncontested divorces typically resolve much faster than contested ones, which means you'll spend less time, money, and emotion going through the motions of attending divorce court and have more energy leftover to begin the next chapter of your life. 

We always encourage uncontested divorce as the best-case scenario for spouses who can still work together in a productive manner.

young girl holding ears while parents yell behind herThe Agreements That Need to be Made

In order for your divorce to be considered uncontested, you must agree on all relevant issues in your divorce, including:

If there is even one issue, no matter how minor, that you and your spouse do not see eye to eye on, your case is not considered an uncontested divorce. At this point, you will need to work with your Schaumburg divorce attorney to help you file for a traditional divorce in the state of Illinois. 

When An Uncontested Divorce Becomes Contested

It is not unusual for a couple to start the divorce process with the best of intentions. On the surface, it may seem as though they agree on everything.

Somewhere along the way, however, a dispute often arises, and an uncontested divorce may become contested. Thankfully, if you have chosen our law firm, you will have an experienced trial lawyer on your side who can handle even the most highly contested case.

If you still have questions about your divorce, we can help. Call us today at (847) 845-9477 to schedule your free initial consultation with Mr. Robert M. Kaplan!