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While we cannot underestimate the fact that divorce can be very difficult for all parties involved, divorces generally fall into two categories: contested and uncontested. With an uncontested divorce, the divorcing parties have managed to agree or at the very least "compromise" on the terms of the divorce and have reached a settlement. In contrast, with a contested divorce the parties have been unable to resolve their differences on one or more terms of the divorce such as child custody or property division, which remain highly controversial and may result in divorce litigation.

Although most divorcing couples will have disagreements or disputes over certain issues, these disputes are generally resolved through negotiations, and by taking the advice of the couple's respective attorneys and the judge. The majority of divorce cases are ultimately settled by reaching an agreement, partly because taking a divorce case to trial is lengthier and more expensive than an uncontested divorce. Among some of the crucial issues that will need to be settled before a divorce can be granted include the following:

  • The division of real estate property, investments and money;
  • Division of debts;
  • If there are minor children, child custody and visitation arrangements;
  • Which financial obligations each parent will have to the children; and
  • Whether or not maintenance will be awarded and if so, how much.

If the divorcing parties are unable to reach an agreement, a trial will be held and the judge will make a decision for them.

Divorce cases deal with highly sensitive matters, especially when there are children involved. As a Batavia divorce attorney, I represent clients in both uncontested and contested divorce cases. While I always strive to reach a settlement with the other party to spare my clients the expense of a contested divorce, I stand ready to advocate for my client's best interests at all times, regardless of the direction their divorce takes.

Even if you anticipate an uncontested divorce, only an experienced divorce attorney can represent your best interests and protect your rights. Contact Michael T. Schulenberg, Attorney at Law today!

A few good reasons to retain Michael T. Schulenberg, Attorney at Law:

  • I offer free consultations to all prospective clients.
  • I am licensed to practice in both Illinois and Michigan.
  • I have represented over 150 clients in their matrimonial and family law matters.
  • I have obtained awards for lawyers' fees on behalf of my clients.
  • A large percentage of my business comes from referrals from past clients and other attorneys.
  • Prior to practicing family law, I worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in DeKalb County.

Hear what my former clients have to say by reading the Client Testimonials page on this website!

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