Choosing Contested Or Uncontested Divorce

Depending on the parties involved and the nature of the potential disputes, divorcing couples often have the choice of whether to proceed with a contested or uncontested divorce. As soon as you begin seriously considering divorce, it is wise to contact a skilled Illinois lawyer for help and guidance.

At Yavitz & Levey, LLP, our attorneys have more than 60 combined years of experience handling a broad range of family law matters. Whether the parties are facing disputes surrounding child custody, business valuation, property division or spousal maintenance, the attorneys at our law firm have the expertise and depth of legal knowledge necessary to reach a successful conclusion.

Helping Cook County Residents Make Wise Decisions

Many factors can influence the dissolution of a marriage. Whether the marriage has simply run its natural course and the parties have grown apart, or the marriage has been disrupted by infidelity, financial peril or abuse, our firm can help.

  • Contested divorce: Most often, a divorce is considered contested because the parties are in disagreement about one or more aspects of the divorce. Disputes can range from support, to custody to property division and anything in between. These disagreements can usually be resolved through mediation. If the direction of a neutral mediator cannot lead to a resolution, the matter must be resolved in court.
  • Uncontested divorce: Conversely, if the two parties agree on all factors, the divorce is considered uncontested. Usually, the parties have worked hard to develop a comprehensive prenuptial or postnuptial agreement or have simply come to an amicable agreement that the marriage is over.

In the hands of an experienced attorney, an uncontested or a contested divorce can proceed smoothly and efficiently. Do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific situation.

Serving Clients Throughout The Greater Chicago Area

Our experienced Chicago family law attorneys at Yavitz & Levey, LLP, welcome the opportunity to serve you. Contact our office online, or call 312-924-4400 to schedule an appointment. Parking is available within walking distance of public transportation including Metra, CTA, the L train and bus routes.