Divorces can be classified as either contested or uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, the divorcing spouses have reached agreement on all of the issues that they may face: Who will have primary custody of the children? How much child support should be paid? What do we do with the house? An uncontested divorce can usually be completed within 2 months of the initial meeting with your attorney.
In some cases, you may be able to approach the court and have your marriage declared invalid instead of filing for divorce. This is commonly known as an annulment, though the law no longer refers to it this way. There are a number of situations in which Illinois divorce law allows for this to happen.