Chicago divorce attorneyGetting a divorce can be one of the saddest, most contentious, and bitter processes that a person can ever experience. At least, that is the usual assumption when it comes to getting divorced. It is undoubtedly true that many divorces involve lots of anger and unpleasantness, particularly when children are involved. However, what if there was a way to get divorced that was not quite so terrible? 

There is a divorce process that can end things in an amicable way that will leave both you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse feeling heard and respected once the divorce is finalized. This process is referred to as an uncontested divorce. If you are seeking a divorce and believe that you and your partner can handle things amicably and cooperate effectively, an uncontested divorce may be a good option for you. Consider consulting with an experienced divorce attorney with familiarity with uncontested divorces to get the process started. 

What Are the Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce? 

According to Forbes, around 90% of divorces are uncontested. Forbes also reports that most uncontested divorces cost about $5,000, significantly less expensive than a traditional divorce. Many may start as contested, but the parties eventually can reach an agreement. Spouses often choose the route of uncontested divorce for two primary reasons: it saves time and money. Traditional divorces can be hindered by months or even years of litigation. Not to mention the tremendous cost of multiple court appearances. 

Issues That Must Be Addressed in an Uncontested Divorce

Like with traditional divorce, the parties must be able to resolve concerns that may include:

  • Categorizing, appraising, and apportioning marital property and any outstanding debts that may exist
  • Conditions of spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony
  • The allocation of parental responsibilities, which used to be known as “child custody”
  • Producing a reasonable schedule for parenting time, which was previously referred to as “visitation”
  • Calculating child support and any additional child-related expenses like medical care or extracurricular activities 
  • Court expenses and lawyer fees
  • Any additional particulars you and your partner find to be relevant 

Contact a Cook County Uncontested Divorce Attorney

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