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DuPage County divorce lawyersUncontested divorces, or those in which the parties believe they can reach an agreement on the details of their divorce, might seem simple and straightforward. However, there are numerous challenges and obstacles that can quickly take a divorce from an amicable situation into a contentious one. As such, divorcing parties are encouraged to seek legal support, even if they plan to pursue an uncontested divorce. Learn why, and discover where you can find the assistance that you deserve, with help from the following information.

Asset and Property Division

Couples that are pursuing an uncontested divorce might assume that assets and property are split evenly between them. However, Illinois is an equitable distribution state, which means the estate is divided “fairly.” Of course, the term "fair" can mean different things to different people, which is why this issue is one of the most common reasons that amicable divorces turn contentious.

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Illinois divorces can generally be classified as either contested or non-contested. When one partner doesn’t want a divorce, this constitutes a contested divorce. Yet even if the parties agree to divorce, there are other issues that can make the divorce contested, including disagreements over child support, child custody, or division of marital assets and debts. When there are no conflicts in any legal aspect of the divorce, the divorce is considered uncontested.

Chicago divorce attorney

For an uncontested divorce in Illinois, the soon-to-be-exes must be in complete agreement over things like spousal support (alimony), child custody and support, and how property should be divided. Unless a divorce settlement can be reached, In a contested divorce, the disputed issue will generally be decided by the court. Even in an uncontested divorce, the agreed-upon terms must be approved by the Illinois divorce court.

In the majority of Chicago divorce cases, the spouses split their attorneys fees. This means that even if you don’t want to get divorced, you will most-likely still be responsible for hiring and paying for a divorce lawyer. However, in some cases – particularly when there is a large discrepancy between the spouse’s income – the spouse with the higher worth will be ordered to pay for all or a portion of the other spouse’s attorneys fees.Many times, the court decides to split the cost of the divorce in a ratio that takes into account each party’s income.

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