While the stereotypical idea of divorce is a long, painstaking process of disagreements, it doesn’t have to be like that.
Preferably, the McCullom Lake, Illinois divorcing couple that is able to cordially cooperate will have something called an uncontested divorce.
An uncontested divorce is a type of divorce where both spouses mutually agree to end their marriage and settle all issues related to their divorce, such as property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support, without having to go to trial or have a judge make decisions for them.
In an uncontested divorce, both parties usually work together to reach a settlement agreement that outlines the terms of their divorce. This agreement is then submitted to the court for approval, and once the court approves the agreement, the divorce is finalized.
An uncontested divorce is generally faster, less expensive, and less stressful than a contested divorce, where the parties cannot agree on all the issues and need the court to intervene and make decisions for them.
When a couple can’t easily come to agreements, they will have a contentious divorce.
A contentious/contested divorce means that there are issues that you are not in agreement on. These could range from simple issues like who gets the dog, “Ralph”, to complicated issues such as dividing millions of dollars of assets.
Grounds for a divorce are no longer an issue in Illinois. Even though Illinois requires irreconcilable differences and a separation of 6 months, in reality, if either party wants a divorce they will get it.