If you aren’t sure what people mean when they talk about an uncontested divorce, just know that it means the divorcees are able to come to a mutual agreement on the main aspects of the separation without going to court. This is an attractive option to many divorcees because of two main reasons. Firstly, both parties can facilitate their divorce without the courts becoming involved. Because they are in agreement with their choices, there is no need for a judge. Secondly, they become legally separated after a certain amount of time has passed as opposed to not having a set date due to lengthy and time consuming court battles. Essentially, the divorcees are in control of their situation instead of the courts. However, in no way does this mean that the divorce process is easy. There are some key points that must be agreed upon including:
- Visitation time spent with children
- Personal property allocation (division of property, real estate, automobiles, other assets, etc.)
- Who takes responsibility for various debts
- Child support
- Spousal maintenance (also called alimony)
If I Proceed with an Uncontested Divorce, Do I Still Need an Attorney?
While it is possible to facilitate an uncontested divorce without an attorney, it is unwise to do so. We strongly urge you to speak with a local attorney for a few reasons. Firstly, the help of an attorney can serve to expedite the process by helping you get all of your ducks in a row. With the help of Walters Law Group, the separation can be completed in as little as 30 days.
Secondly, consider that not all uncontested divorces are a walk in the park. Some divorces begin as uncontested divorces, but end up going to court as tensions flare. By having an attorney to guide you through the process, you can cover your bases just in case things get out of control. A mediator can still spare you from going to court, so having an attorney in your back pocket can save you a lengthy court battle and a ton of stress and resentment. The choice to hire an attorney is a cautious choice that can protect your future.
Experience You Can Trust
If you live in the greater Chicago area and you think an uncontested divorce is right for you and your soon to be ex, don’t hesitate to call Walters Law Group. We specialize in family law, and our combined years of experience and thorough knowledge of family law can help facilitate your uncontested divorce to give you peace of mind. To see what our past clients think of our services, we encourage you to visit our client reviews page. You have nothing to lose by giving us a call to further learn how we can help you. Call us today at 708-361-9700 or 312-806-6700 or send us an email via our contact page. We understand how difficult a divorce can be, and we are here to serve you.