Contested & Uncontested Divorce

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 Patankar Law P.C.

Aurora IL Contested & Uncontested Divorce Lawyers

Warrenville Uncontested Divorce Attorneys

Kane County Family Law Attorneys for Clients Going through Divorce

The decision to dissolve a marriage is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. If there are irreconcilable differences and divorce seems like the only option, there are various ways to handle the proceeding. For example, if there are serious disagreements about the issues that must be resolved, a contested divorce may be the appropriate path. If, however, you believe your issues can be resolved without the involvement of costly litigation, you may opt for an uncontested divorce.

At Patankar Law P.C., we understand the major emotional and financial toll divorces take on spouses and their families, and we do everything possible to make the legal process smooth and seamless. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of contested and uncontested divorce, and the important differences between the two. We work closely with our clients, taking the time to listen and understand their needs and goals, so we can recommend the most appropriate legal path.

Our legal team has in-depth experience with even the most complex divorces. We practice in several related legal areas including real estate law, business law, tax law, and estate planning. Our depth of understanding of these areas of law allows us to provide skilled guidance with issues such as complex asset valuations, business valuations, and divorce tax consequences.

Contested Divorce in Illinois

If spouses are unable or unwilling to come to an agreement on important issues such as property division, child support, allocation of parental responsibility, and spousal maintenance/alimony, they will most likely pursue a contested divorce. In this scenario, each side retains their own legal counsel and litigation ensues. Typically, a contested divorce may be necessary if both parties cannot cooperate or communicate.

Uncontested Divorce

If both parties can come to an agreement on the major issues, an uncontested divorce may be a viable option. There are several advantages to an uncontested divorce over a contested divorce

  • Affordability: Legal fees are vastly reduced as there are generally fewer court appearances;
  • Faster Processing: Divorce can often be finalized within just a few months or less depending on court availability;
  • Control: Spouses retain greater control over the process, allowing them to be more creative with their solutions.
  • Objective: Both spouses can leave their personal differences aside and come to an agreement without hurt feelings.
  • Amicable Settlements: Uncontested divorces are settled amicably and in a way that makes it far easier to maintain a cordial relationship with your ex-spouse. This is especially important if there are children involved.

It is important to understand that spouses do not have to be in total agreement on everything to pursue an uncontested divorce. If you have some issues that still need to be worked out, that does not necessarily mean you cannot pursue this path. As long as both spouses are willing to approach the process with an open mind and a willingness to compromise, an uncontested divorce may be a workable option.

Speak with a Geneva Divorce Attorney

Regardless of the circumstances, divorce is always a difficult process. At Patankar Law P.C., we can help you make sense of everything, so you can decide which type of divorce is right for your situation. Contact us today at630-820-8877 to speak with an experienced attorney. From our office in Aurora, Illinois we serve clients throughout Kane County including Batavia, Geneva, Elburn, North Aurora, Warrenville, St. Charles, Naperville, Lisle, and Warrenville.

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