What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

Focusing on the Future

An uncontested divorce is a divorce situation in which you and your spouse can agree in advance to all of the terms of the judgment. In an uncontested divorce, the accompanying issues of child support, parental responsibility, parenting time, and property are resolved and agreed upon before you and your spouse ever go to court

Despite its portrayal in popular culture, divorce is not always a dramatic, contentious legal battle. Many couples are able to work together well enough to develop a comprehensive divorce settlement, leaving virtually nothing for the court to decide. This type of marital dissolution is known as an uncontested divorce and is much more common than you may realize. The experienced divorce attorneys at Abear Law Offices recognize the value of an amicable or uncontested divorce and are ready to help guide you through the process.

Benefits of Uncontested Divorce

When you and your spouse are able to negotiate a divorce agreement before going to court, you can save yourself a great deal of stress and anxiety. In addition, compared to a litigated divorce, an uncontested divorce is likely to be:

  • Less expensive;
  • Faster, requiring fewer court appearances;
  • Less disruption to the lives of you and your family; and
  • More satisfying.

When you and your spouse play an integral role in creating the terms of your divorce agreement, you are both more likely to be satisfied with the outcome. Studies suggest that parties who negotiate their settlement are also more likely to comply with the agreement than with orders imposed by the court.

If you have additional questions about uncontested divorce in Illinois, our knowledgeable attorneys can help you find the answers. Contact our office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 630-904-3033 for an appointment. Abear Law Offices is proud to serve clients in Wheaton, Naperville, St. Charles, Warrenville, and throughout DuPage and Kane Counties.

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