What is a Contested Divorce?

Divorce AttorneyDealing with a divorce is not an easy task as it takes a heavy toll on the couple and their families. However, you may be faced with this unfortunate situation, so it is best to deal with it in a logical and rational manner.  In a no-fault state such as Illinois, the law does not require you to prove that their spouse was involved in a wrongdoing in order to file a divorce. Simply stating that there were irreconcilable disagreements in the court can make them eligible to get a divorce.

What is a Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce is a process where both spouses wish to get a divorce, but they are unable to agree on different aspects of a divorce, such as property division, spousal support, and child custody, to name a few. In some cases, one spouse is not willing to get a divorce, but might get pressured into doing so by the other spouse.

Implications of Contested divorces

Contested divorces not only require substantial resources and time on legal proceedings, but also causes great difficulties and suffering to the couple and their family. In a no-fault state like Illinois, the procedure of getting a divorce is undemanding and simplified. A couple who is separated for at least six months and a legal resident of the state for a minimum of 90 days is eligible for filing a contested divorce.

However, there are some other issues such as division of assets, alimony, and child custody, which may cause difficulties. That being said, the spouses might come to terms with the above mentioned issues and other matters pertaining to the divorce through shared understanding.

How can a family lawyer help?

Choosing an experienced family lawyer can help you to understand all of the laws pertaining to your case, which will result in informed and better decision making. Furthermore, a seasoned and professional family lawyer will be familiar and updated with the most recent changes in the law. Additionally, a professional lawyer will allow you to finalize your divorce in a graceful way while avoiding fights and disputes over issues such as alimony or child custody.

For further information about issues pertaining to contested divorce or to schedule a free consultation, contact the Law Office of Fedor Kozlov at 847-241-1299 to speak with an experienced contested divorce lawyer on this topic.

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