Uncontested Divorces in Chicago
Everyone thinks of divorce as an expensive, time-consuming, and stressful process. But it doesn’t have to be! And let’s be honest, it shouldn’t be either. Especially if the divorce is uncontested, there are no dependents in the picture, and no property to divide. If you live in Chicago and need a cheap divorce, we can help.
Cheap Chicago Divorce has been serving Chicago and the surrounding area for many years. Our quick, efficient, and low-cost solutions for divorce have helped hundreds of families move on with their lives. Call us today to set up a consultation.
What is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?
Illinois is a no-fault state. That means the grounds for divorce are always filed as ‘irreconcilable differences’. In no-fault states, neither party can be held liable for the divorce. That doesn’t mean that all divorces in Illinois are amicable though. What a world that would be!
Divorces in Chicago (and Illinois as a whole) are divided into two categories: contested and uncontested. A contested divorce means that there is disagreement between the parties over how custody or mutually owned property will be divided. Contested divorce can be time-consuming and expensive. In many cases, contested divorces are taken to court and need to be decided upon by a judge.
Uncontested divorces are relatively straightforward by comparison. They are filed in one of two cases:
- Both parties agree how things will be divided in advance. This includes figuring out how custody and/or child support will work and all property that’s held in common.
- When the plaintiff (the one who is filing the divorce) files the Complaint for Divorce paperwork with the court, the non-filing spouse will be served the paperwork. They have 35 days to respond. If there are no objections, the case will be filed as uncontested.
Cost for an Uncontested Divorce at Cheap Chicago Divorce
At Cheap Chicago Divorce we offer a unique flat-rate fee of $649 for uncontested divorces that conform to the following restrictions:
- No children that are minors or in college
- No real estate that is jointly owned
- All property, bank accounts, and debts are divided
- Pension and retirement funds do not need to be separated
- Co-operation throughout the process
If there are children involved, we offer a flat-rate of $1,200. In order to keep the price low, divorcing couples with children need to follow these requirements:
- Both must agree on child support and it must be approved by the court.
- Both must agree on visitation schedules and guardianship rules.
- Both must take online parenting class for an additional fee of $39.95 payable to the class provider.
These prices are subject to change if the clients do not follow the rules laid out by Cheap Chicago Divorce. The reason for the price change is due to the extra time and paperwork that will need to be filed.
Also note that, in addition to the flat rate of $649 or $1,200, there are additional court fees that must also be covered by the client. These fees amount to approximately $654, but are subject to change.
Please contact our offices in Chicago to make sure that you have all the relevant information!