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Uncontested versus contested divorce in Illinois

For most people in Illinois, the decision to end their marriage is likely the most important one that they will make in their lives. Once that decision is made, a variety of others must follow -- decisions that could ultimately impact their overall quality of life based on their ability to support themselves. As such, many people choose the experienced law firm of Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd. to guide them through the divorce process.

While there are certain factors that could make proceedings more complex, such as military services or significant assets, Illinois has two basic types of divorces. In an uncontested divorce, couples are ultimately able to come to an agreement regarding all aspects of their divorce, including decisions regarding child custody and asset division. Once the agreement is completed, the court will approve it. Only one lawyer is necessary to ensure that the process is correctly followed.

The other type of divorce is contested. Those in this situation are not able to come to an agreement on their own, making it necessary for them to ask the court to intercede. In a case such as this, a person will likely want an attorney who is aggressive at seeking a favorable resolution while also being compassionate.

Fortunately, our attorneys have over 50 years of experience helping people in Illinois seek a more fulfilling life. We can help our clients regardless of the circumstances surrounding their divorce. Often, an initial consultation is the first step toward a happier, more satisfying life.

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