The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab
Skokie and Libertyville

Is Your Divorce Case Contested or Uncontested? How Do You Know?

illinois contested or uncontested divorceDivorces 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.

By contrast, a contested divorce occurs when the parties cannot come to an agreement on children, property, or finances and need to use the court system so that a family law judge can decide the matter for them. When there are contested issues in the pending divorce, it is best that you reach out to an attorney who is experienced in preparing and filing appropriate petitions and motions with the court and is able to provide personal legal advice to your issues.

An experienced attorney can review your case for common pitfalls that trip up divorcing couples and advise you of your legal rights and responsibilities. An attorney can help you resolve complex matters by filing petitions and motions and develop arguments to move your case towards trial or a favorable settlement.

Regardless of whether you believe that you and your spouse will settle your marriage and proceed with an uncontested divorce, it will be to your advantage to consult an attorney to determine what legal rights you may have. An attorney can effectively help you in making a decision that will best meet your needs and interests. The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab has the right combination of experience, expertise and service to help you navigate your divorce case.

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If you need an experienced and honest family law attorney, contact us by calling 312-702-1745 (in Chicago) or 847-208-4569 (in Skokie and Libertyville).

We offer flexible appointment hours and a consultation fee of $125 to be applied toward the retainer. We accept payment by cash, check or money order.

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Chicago Office
134 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-702-1745
Fax: 312-372-4010
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Skokie Office
10024 Skokie Blvd, Suite 245
Skokie, IL 60077

Phone: 312-702-1745
Phone: 847-208-4569
Fax: 312-372-4010
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Libertyville Office
1641 North Milwaukee Avenue, Building 12
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 312-702-1745
Phone: 847-208-4569
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