Agreed Divorces In Chicago
In all relationships and marriages, there can come a point where irreconcilable differences cause you to go your separate ways. While none of us wish for this, it is a fact of life that it can happen and that's OK. And if you both feel the same way, then both parties will be looking for a divorce. This is where the agreed divorce comes in.
What Is an Agreed Divorce?
What is an agreed divorce? It’s simply an informal term for what family law in Chicago stipulates as an uncontested divorce.
What this means in simple terms is that you and your spouse agree on both the terms and conditions of the divorce. It must be a no-fault divorce, meaning that neither party is considered by the law to have caused the divorce. This is a holdover from the days when societal and religious stigma made divorce an extremely taboo subject, and extreme circumstances were required to dissolve a marriage.
These days, divorce no longer has the same stigma, thank goodness, and couples are free to marry as they please as well as divorce when things don’t work out. Can you imagine being paired off for all time with someone you can’t stand?
The issue is that divorce is still a complicated subject in a legal sense. Marriage is a contract that binds two individuals together in the eyes of the law. Because there are financial benefits to marriage, divorce must still proceed in a fair and orderly fashion.
And if you and your partner have the ability to set your terms together and present them to a talented divorce attorney, you both stand to save big on fees for both the court and the divorce attorneys.
In fact, if you both agree completely on how the separation of assets and custody should go, divorce in Chicago can happen in as little as six to eight weeks. Imagine going your separate ways on friendly terms before the relationship sours. It’ll be better for you, better for your spouse, and better for your children, if you have them.
Best of all, it’ll be extremely good for your wallet. When you work with Chicago’s expert divorce law firm that specializes in agreed divorce, your fees to hire a divorce attorney will be unbelievably low. In fact, our rates for agreed divorce start at just $649.
That’s significantly less than if your divorce were to be contested in any way. If you and your partner agree to split things fair and square, you’ll both walk away with more money in your pockets than if you had agreed to an expensive and costly mediation process.
Agreed Divorce Without Kids
Without children, the only thing you and your partner need to negotiate between yourselves is how to evenly divide your assets and property. When you are legally wed, your assets and property becomes joint property. Many couples choose to open joint bank accounts after getting married as well.
And if you own real estate together or separately, these assets must be under consideration too. Cheap Chicago Divorce can advise you on these issues but we prefer to take on clients who have negotiated these terms with one another. It’s less expensive for our clients and means the divorce proceeds quicker.
Agreed Divorce With Kids
When children are in the mix, the case becomes a bit more complicated.
In the state of Illinois, an agreed divorce with kids is only possible if both parents agree to the following terms:
- Statutory child support
- A visitation schedule (including holidays)
- A policy on religious training, education, and medical care
- Parents must complete an online parenting course to be awarded an agreed divorce with kids
Need help figuring out your options? Call Cheap Chicago Divorce today to learn more.
At Cheap Chicago Divorce, not only can we push through an uncontested divorce quickly so you don't have to deal with the hassle and stress of a lengthy court process, but we'll do it for a competitive price.
When filing for divorce in an uncontested situation, choose the fastest and most affordable option. Choose the attorneys at Cheap Chicago Divorce.
Agreed to Divorce. Now What?
So many of the clients we see here in Chicago came to us after they settled on an agreed divorce but had no idea where to start. After all, no one goes into a marriage expecting to divorce, even though the divorce rate in the US is higher than ever. So most Chicago residents don’t do their homework, instead imagining it will never happen to them.
Well, if you’ve found yourself in this unfortunate situation, all of us at Cheap Chicago Divorce want to say we’re sorry. But after being trapped in a relationship that wasn’t working for either of you, this can be the first day of the rest of your life. The best part? Getting out of your marriage doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, when you work with Cheap Chicago Divorce, an agreed divorce in Chicago can cost under $1,000!
Mutually Agreed Divorce and Undisputed Divorces
The reason that a lot of Americans think that divorces need to be expensive is that you never see stories in the media about marriages that end smoothly without a hitch. An undisputed divorce where no one is at fault is informally called ‘agreed divorce’. It’s much cheaper than a contested divorce because both sides agree beforehand what to split up. There’s no need to have a ruling by a judge or have you assets divided by a professional mediator.
If you and your partner are adult enough to settle the issue without interjection by the state, an agreed divorce is an amazing option that will save you thousands of dollars in legal fees. Divorcing with Cheap Chicago Divorce isn’t only affordable, we also make it simple. You just have to visit our website!
Agreed Divorce: The Process
Hiring an affordable family law attorney from Cheap Chicago Divorce is more inexpensive and easier than ever before.
So how does it all work? If you’ve reached this point, you and your partner are ready to go your separate ways.
You can visit the ‘How It Works’ section of our website to see a step-by-step guide to the whole process of obtaining an agreed divorce in Chicago. But we’ll recap it here, too. To begin, you call our office, or you can fill out a registry form online.
Then, we email you a questionnaire that asks all the relevant information we use to build your case for divorce court. These questions are simple and non-invasive. How long were you and your spouse together? Do you have children together? Do you have a child support arrangement in place? Don’t worry about answering them all at once. You can take as long as you’d like and save changes. And someone from our office is always available if you have questions.
After you’ve retained us and given us the necessary info, we will write up divorce documents for you and your partner. You will both review them, separately or together if you prefer. You can email us the documents and suggest changes. After the review period is over, you can sign your documents.
We present them to the court. You and your partner will make a brief statement to a judge, and the court will finalize your divorce. The whole process can take as little as six weeks from start to finish. What are you waiting for?
Quick and Painless
Trust the attorneys at Cheap Chicago Divorce when you need your legal separation to be quick and painless. Most of our clients believe there's no reason why an agreed divorce should be stressful, and we feel the same way.
Don't choose a firm with complicated and expensive processes, hire our experienced and helpful attorneys who process painless divorces on a daily basis to the relief of all our clients.
It may seem obvious that a no fault divorce should be a speedy process, but this is not always the case. Many lawyers will draw out the process. But you will find at Cheap Chicago Divorce, this is not the case. We work to best help our clients and not ourselves by providing efficient, quality services.
Is it an Uncontested Divorce?
A lot of our clients over the years have confidently come into our offices to start the proceedings for an amicable divorce, only to find that it's not what they get in the end. If you are reading this on your own, assuming that your soon-to-be-ex partner is in total agreement with you, think again.
In some cases, one member of the couple read up on agreed divorces and comes to our offices ready to go, but when we send the request to their partner it is declined. In other cases, both parties involved express their interest in an uncontested divorce only to have one change their mind when faced with the reality of this process.
The most important factor of an amicable divorce is that it is to be agreed upon 100% by both parties. This means you will have to come to an agreement on your own in regards to:
- The division of property
- The division of assets
- Child custody and support
- Spousal support
In the majority of agreed divorces, property, assets, and child custody are split right down the middle, while spousal support is dropped entirely. If you and your partner disagree on even one of these factors, your easy divorce settlement will quickly become not so easy.
And, while our team at Cheap Chicago Divorce can help you with every aspect of your agreed divorce, we cannot persuade your partner to choose this type of divorce agreement if it is not what they want.
What We'll do for You
When you call Cheap Chicago Divorce, we'll determine whether both parties are indeed in agreement about their divorce. Once it is clear we are following through on an uncontested divorce, we'll determine other factors such as:
- Child-related agreements
- Property and debt
- Spousal support
Most clients come to us with ideas in mind that they've agreed upon prior to the appointment, and that's great. Simply walk us through it and we'll establish these stances to officially file divorce papers.
You are welcome to agree to anything you like, within reason, and our attorneys will be happy to inform you of what could cause issues in the future should that be the case.
Anyone is welcome to divorce amicably in Chicago and it is our duty to help that process along with affordable rates and a fast process, so you can get back to your life.
But do I Need a Lawyer?
If you've got everything sorted out with your partner in terms of a divorce agreement, you may be wondering why you need to get a lawyer involved at all! While it is possible to push your divorce through on your own, if you have children or property, you're going to want to get a lawyer involved.
And, at Cheap Chicago Divorce, you will be guaranteed rates that help make that decision easier.
Unless you've been to law school yourself, it's guaranteed that you will be unfamiliar with the paperwork involved. And if you've never been through a divorce before, it's guaranteed you are unprepared for the emotional aspect of filing for divorce.
In the end, an easy divorce just doesn't exist, even in the case of an agreed divorce. Take the stress-free option and hire Cheap Chicago Divorce to push through your divorce agreement quickly and without error.
We Work on Your Schedule
Concerned about hiring an attorney that is always busy with other clients and charges you an arm and a leg for a five minute phone call? You won't find anyone like that working at Cheap Chicago Divorce.
While we offer a fast process, we also offer dedication to each and every one of our clients.
An agreed divorce can take as little as two weeks to two months that is our promise to you.
So, give the attorneys at Cheap Chicago Divorce a call today. We're ready and able to help you and your partner finalize your divorce agreement.