The first step to determining what type of divorce will be right for you is to discuss it with your spouse and try to get on the same page. An uncontested divorce will only work if you are both on the same page.
What is an Uncontested Divorce in Illinois?
Uncontested divorce in Illinois means that both spouses agree on specific matters related to the divorce such as division of assets, how to handle debts, allocation of parental responsibilities, and other pertinent matters.
What Are the Requirements for an Uncontested Divorce in Illinois?
The requirement is that you do have to be a resident of the state of Illinois, and you also must be able to come to an agreement with your spouse on issues pertaining to the divorce period.
One of the advantages of an uncontested divorce in Illinois is that it is a lot quicker than a non-contested divorce. An uncontested divorce can be handled in as little as 2-3 months if both spouses have been able to agree on all matters. This is appealing to couples who want to end their marriage as quickly as possible without having to pay huge legal fees.
What Are the Matters I Should Discuss with my Spouse to Determine if an Uncontested Divorce is an Option?
Division of Assets and Marital Property: you and your spouse will need to divide your marital assets such as real estate, cars, homes, in an equitable manner.
Alimony: you must also come to an agreement about alimony. You should determine the type of alimony, the duration, and the amount that will be awarded.
Child Support: calculating child support in Illinois involves a statutory formula. Gather all relevant income and expense information. Furthermore, it is important to come to a mutually agreeable child support allocation.
Parenting Time: you should also come up with an agreed-upon parenting schedule that works for both of you yet maintains the best interest of your children.
Confused About if an Uncontested Divorce in Illinois is Right for You?
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