In Illinois, divorces can be either contested, meaning that the parties do not agree on one or more divorce-related issues, or uncontested, which means that the spouses have reached an agreement regarding property division, alimony, and if necessary, child custody. Although uncontested divorces are generally resolved much more quickly, it is not always possible to avoid litigation, so if you and your spouse have been unable to reach an agreement on a divorce-related matter or you are just beginning the process of filing for divorce, it is important to contact a team of experienced Palos Park divorce attorneys who can help protect your rights and interests.
There is no real way to predict how long a divorce will take, as the length of time depends on a number of factors, including whether the parties can agree to settle any divorce-related issues. When divorcing parties are able to reach an agreement quickly and amicably, they are proceeding via an uncontested divorce, which tend to be resolved much more quickly than a contested matter, which occur when a couple cannot agree on one or more of the following issues:
Even when a couple is able to reach an agreement on all of these issues, their agreement must still be approved by a judge. It is important to note that in Illinois, if one spouse files for divorce and the other spouse does not respond within the allotted time, the opposing party may be “defaulted” and the case will go on without that individual’s input.
Whether a divorce is contested or uncontested, a couple can only legally dissolve their marriage in Illinois if one of the spouses has lived in the state for at least 90 days. Illinois is a no- fault state which means that no one has to state or prove any reason for their desire to divorce the other spouse.
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