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Experienced Divorce Attorneys in Cook County

Divorce is one of the most challenging situations that anyone is likely to go through. To ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible for you and your family, it is important to work with a skilled advocate who can protect your rights and interests. When you hire Mandas Law, our Barrington divorce attorneys can handle all the legal aspects of your divorce to ensure that you receive the outcome that you deserve.

We are prepared to assist you with all divorce-related issues, including:

Do not go through this difficult experience alone. Get in touch with our knowledgeable divorce attorneys today at (847) 906-2555 for a free consultation.

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Also known as a “dissolution of marriage”, a divorce becomes uncontested when both spouses agree on every term. These terms include issues such as child custody, debt division, spousal maintenance, child support, and more. Uncontested divorces are preferred by many who want a faster and more affordable divorce.

Since uncontested divorces have no official waiting period, spouses only need to meet the residency requirements of Illinois. It states that you or your spouse must have resided within state borders for at least 90 days prior to filing.

If you are seeking an even faster form of divorce, couples can move the process along quicker by filing for a “joint simplified dissolution”. You may qualify for this if all the following are true:

  • You meet the residency requirements and will fill out the forms together with your spouse
  • You and your spouse have been married less than 8 years
  • No children are involved, and none are expected to be birthed
  • You don’t own a house together
  • You and your spouse agree to waive alimony

Grounds for Divorce in Illinois

Illinois is a no-fault divorce state. In order to file for a divorce, you and your spouse must be experiencing “irreconcilable differences.” In addition, one of you must have lived in Illinois for 90 days or more before initiating your divorce proceedings. The court also requires that a couple live “separate and apart” for a period of six months prior to filing for divorce. However, this waiting period, intended to give the couple time to reconsider their decision, can be waived by a written agreement between the spouses

How to File for Divorce in Cook, McHenry, DuPage, & Lake Counties

If you meet the requirements for divorce in Illinois, you can proceed with completing all the necessary steps to legally end your marriage.

Filing for divorce involves several actions, including:

  • Gathering information to fill out the appropriate divorce forms

  • Submitting a petition for dissolution of marriage to your county court

  • Serving your spouse copies of the documents you have submitted to the court

  • Disclosing your financial information to the court

  • Attending a court hearing to receive a finalized divorce order

If you and your spouse cannot agree on one or more issues pertaining to your divorce, your divorce will be considered a “contested divorce.” The court may order you to seek an agreed settlement through divorce mediation. If this process is unsuccessful, the case will need to go to trial so that a judge can decide on issues for you.

Our Barrington divorce lawyers are here to assist you. Contact Mandas Law today to get started with the process.

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