Many people do not understand the difference between a contested vs uncontested divorce. In a contested divorce, there are issues surrounding support, parenting, property division and other matters that the spouses are not able to resolve on their own. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses have reached agreement on all issues, leaving only the drafting of the agreement and filing it with the court.
In reality, true “uncontested” divorces are exceedingly rare. Regardless of the variety or degree of any disputes that you may be facing in the process of your divorce, having qualified legal representation is essential to the protection of your interests. Even in the most amicable divorce proceedings, the assistance of a qualified and experienced Chicago family law attorney can help to ensure a favorable outcome in either a contested and uncontested divorce.
Divorce Lawyers Protect Your Rights in Contested vs Uncontested Divorce
The attorneys at Boyle Feinberg, P.C., offer clients in the Chicagoland area and North Shore communities comprehensive representation in all aspects of divorce. Whether you feel that your divorce is contested or uncontested, we will conduct a thorough review of your situation and advise you of your legal options.
In the event of an uncontested divorce, we will assist you with the drafting or review of the agreement that will be submitted to the court. If we did not draft the agreement, we will advise you of any provisions that could place you at risk. In drafting these agreements, we use language that clearly communicates the decisions that you and your spouse negotiated.
In a contested divorce, we work closely with you to understand the nature of the disputes and your expectations with regard to the outcome. We offer multiple approaches to resolving your disputes, including collaborative divorce, mediation and litigation. We are committed to obtaining the best available outcome in the most effective manner for your needs.
Contact us to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney regarding your contested or uncontested divorce needs. You can reach us by phone at 312-376-8860, or via email.