Uncontested Divorce And What It Means To You
If you are contemplating divorce but worried about how much time and money the process will cost, there is another option here in Illinois: an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse can work together to solve all of the issues related to your divorce, you could complete the process quickly and move on with your lives.
Even if you are going through an uncontested divorce, it is best to work with an experienced lawyer such as myself, Judith Trentman Wilson, to protect yourself against agreeing to something that may not be in your best interests. From my office in Belleville, I can guide you through an uncontested divorce from the initial filing to the final settlement.
The Benefits Of An Uncontested Divorce
The uncontested divorce works well for many couples who do not have children or a great deal of assets. Contested divorce litigation can take a lot of time and cost a great deal of money, and many times you may not be happy with a judge’s final ruling. An uncontested divorce allows you and your spouse to remain in control of the process and of the outcome.
The uncontested divorce also works well for couples with children if the parties are committed to reaching an agreement without litigation.
If you and your spouse both agree that the reason for your divorce is “irreconcilable differences,” you must be separated for only six months. If you can negotiate a settlement that both of you are happy with, your divorce can be quickly finalized after the six-month mark.
Not only will this type of amicable divorce allow you to move on with your life faster with less stress and minimal costs, it could also allow you and your spouse to maintain a cordial relationship, which will be beneficial if you need to remain in contact with each other.
An Uncontested Divorce Can Be A Simple Divorce
Contact my law firm, Judith Trentman Wilson, Attorney at Law, P.C., if you have questions about an uncontested divorce and how it can benefit you. I can walk you through the entire process and use my deep knowledge of the law to let you know what to expect.