58 North Chicago Street, Suite 404, Joliet, IL 60432

Call Us815-768-4800

Reeder & Brown, P.C.

Joliet, IL Uncontested Divorce Attorneys

Naperville Uncontested Divorce Attorneys

Lawyers Help Couples End Their Marriage Amicably in Will County

The idea of getting divorced can be downright terrifying for some couples. For many more, the thought is at least rather upsetting. Such feelings are common even in a situation where the divorce really is the best option for everyone involved. At the offices of Reeder & Brown, P.C., in Joliet, Illinois, our skilled attorneys realize that there is often an intimidating list of issues that will need to be resolved during your divorce. The good news is that we have the experience, resources, and knowledge to help you navigate the process of divorce. Under the right circumstances, our lawyers can also help you pursue an uncontested divorce—an option that could save you a substantial amount of money, time, and stress.

It is certainly true that almost any divorce has the potential to be a very difficult experience. However, yours does not need to end up as one of these. Our lawyers know what is at stake, and we are equipped to help you move on to the next chapter of your life without unnecessary difficulties.

Understanding the Basics of an Illinois Uncontested Divorce

The term "uncontested divorce" is primarily used in two different ways. The first way is to describe a situation in which one spouse files a petition for dissolution of marriage, but the other spouse fails to respond to the filing. This scenario is not very common, and it can lead to a default divorce judgment in favor of the spouse who filed. The second meaning of "uncontested divorce" refers to a divorce in which the spouses have already reached a tentative agreement regarding the major concerns of their split.

An uncontested divorce will not work in every situation, but if you wish to obtain one, you and your spouse must be willing to communicate and cooperate throughout the process. You do not necessarily need to have all of the little details worked out before you get started, but an uncontested divorce generally means that there is nothing remaining to be sorted out through litigation.

An uncontested divorce, just as with any divorce, must provide a resolution for issues such as:

Making Divorce Simpler in Aurora and Lockport

Our experienced attorneys believe that individuals who are able to work together during the process of divorce generally set themselves up to enjoy a healthy, happy future. It is important to remember, however, that a cooperative spirit is not always enough to make an uncontested divorce work in every case. If you as a couple, for example, have significant wealth or own complex business interests, you probably should not try to divide them without the guidance of an experienced professional. You and your spouse might not be harboring hostile or contentious feelings over such assets, but sorting them out will most likely require dozens of hours of work by financial professionals and your attorneys.

However, if your marital estate is relatively modest and you have reached a fairly straightforward agreement that encompasses all of the major considerations related to your divorce, an uncontested divorce could be ideal.

While your case might not require extensive litigation or a trial, it is always a good idea to have an attorney review your settlement agreement to ensure that it will be approved by the court. By doing so, you can also have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your best interests are being protected. Our knowledgeable lawyers will help you complete the process as quickly and efficiently as possible so that you can focus on building your new future.

Let Us Help You

If you have additional questions about obtaining an uncontested divorce in Illinois, contact our office. Call 815-768-4800for a free consultation and case review at Reeder & Brown, P.C. today. We represent clients in Joliet, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Crest Hill, Lockport, Naperville, Homer Glen, Aurora, Romeoville, Mokena, New Lenox, Will County, and the surrounding areas.

ISBA WCBA
Back to Top