Can I Get Divorced Without Help From an Illinois Divorce Attorney? 

dupage county divorce lawyerAlthough divorce is a heated emotional affair, people who are getting divorced need to be cool-headed and strategic. This can be difficult, especially because most people getting divorced have never been divorced before and have very little experience with the legal system. For some, getting divorced without the help of an attorney is a possibility because their divorce is uncomplicated, uncontested, and reading complex legal content and filling out forms is not intimidating. For others, however, the prospect of getting divorced without legal help is something of a nightmare. Here are three reasons you may want to work with an Illinois divorce attorney. 

Filing Forms

Determining which forms to fill out, which information to provide, and where to submit the forms can be a complex process. The forms need to be filled out correctly and even small mistakes can cause major delays because court dates may need to be rescheduled. Clerks and judges cannot help you fill out forms and cannot give legal advice. An attorney has experience filling out the forms, checking them for errors, and making sure that you provide all the necessary information to the right sources. 

Legal Advice

Your friends and family have your best interests at heart, but when it comes to divorce, you need real, unbiased legal advice. Your situation is going to be just a little different from everyone else’s, and even someone who has been recently divorced cannot give you tailored legal advice. It is easy to make mistakes that have long-term consequences, especially in terms of child-related issues and finances. Avoid these mistakes and others by having the counsel of an attorney who can advise you throughout the divorce process. 

Negotiation Advocacy

Negotiating for your own interests can be very difficult when you are feeling anger, resentment, or confusion about whether you even want a divorce. Maintaining a long-term perspective is difficult but crucial for ensuring a fair divorce decree and an attorney can do that for you, especially if your spouse has an attorney. If you are not a person who is good at standing up for yourself, an attorney can help you speak up and make sure you get your needs met during divorce negotiations. 

Call a DuPage County Divorce Attorney For a Free Consultation

Whether you ultimately decide to hire an attorney or not, you should get an idea of your options and understand how an attorney might be of use to you. Call the offices of Andrew Cores Family Law Group to schedule a free, no-pressure consultation with an experienced Wheaton, IL divorce attorney. Contact us today at 630-871-1002

 

Source: 

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=075000050HPt%2E+IV&ActID=2086&ChapterID=59&SeqStart=3900000&SeqEnd=5400000


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