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Lawyers Assisting Couples With Simple Divorce Cases in Orland Park, Mokena and Oak Forest

The end of a marriage is rarely an easy process, but in some cases, spouses are able to complete their divorce amicably and resolve their outstanding legal issues without the need for contentious disputes or litigation in court. If a couple is in agreement over the division of marital property, the allocation of parental responsibility and parenting time, and other legal matters, they may be able to file the paperwork in an uncontested divorce and complete the divorce process in a quicker, simplified manner.

Even if you expect your divorce to be amicable, you should speak to an attorney who can answer your questions and make sure you understand the issues that must be addressed. At Anderson & Associates, P.C., our skilled divorce attorneys can work with you to ensure that you meet your legal requirements and help you finalize your divorce as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Simplified Divorce in Illinois

In some cases, married couples may be eligible for joint simplified dissolution, which will allow them to end their marriage by filing the proper forms and attending a short court hearing. In order to qualify for a joint simplified dissolution, a couple must meet the following requirements:

  • The parties have been married for less than eight years, they do not have any children together, and the wife is not currently pregnant by the husband.
  • Neither party earns a gross income of more than $30,000 per year, and the total value of the parties' marital property is less than $50,000.
  • The parties agree that irreconcilable differences have arisen in their marriage.
  • The parties have disclosed their financial assets and liabilities (including tax returns for every year they were married) to each other.
  • The parties meet the residency requirements specified in Illinois' divorce statutes.
  • Neither party is financially dependent on the other, and both parties waive their rights to spousal maintenance (alimony).
  • The parties do not own real estate property or retirement accounts with a combined balance of more than $10,000.

When spouses attend their hearing for a joint simplified dissolution, they will sign an affidavit stating that they have divided all marital property and allocated responsibility for debts. Upon completion of the hearing, the judgment will be final, and the spouses will no longer have any financial rights arising from their marriage.

Contact an Uncontested Divorce Attorney

Whether you qualify for a joint simplified dissolution or must complete your divorce using the standard legal divorce procedures, you should work with an attorney to ensure that you have addressed all the legal requirements. The experienced attorneys of Anderson & Associates, P.C. can help you understand the legal issues that must be addressed, work with you to negotiate a resolution to any matters that must be resolved, and create a settlement agreement that protects your rights and meets your needs. Contact our Orland Park divorce lawyers at 708-226-9904 to set up a free consultation. We serve clients in Tinley Park, Mokena, Palos Heights, Homer Glen, and throughout Cook and Will Counties.

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