Divorces are usually classified as either contested or uncontested. It is important to understand the difference between the two. A contested divorce means that the parties are not able to come to an agreement on disposition of property, finances, and custody of the children. The parties need the court system to decide these matters for them. In these instances, it is always best that you reach out to an attorney who is experienced in filing the appropriate motions and petitions necessary to protect your rights.
Alternatively, an uncontested divorce occurs when the parties have reached an agreement on all issues they may face, including disposition of property, finances, and custody. An uncontested divorce is the preferred way to go, as they will save the parties’ both significant time and litigation costs.
An experienced attorney can review your case for common pitfalls that trip up divorcing couples and advise you of your legal rights and responsibilities.
If you are going through a divorce or are considering one, contact our Illinois divorce attorneys located in Lincolnwood, Lisle, and downtown Chicago. Call Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC at 312-605-4041 to schedule an initial consultation.