8 Steps to Preparing for an Illinois Divorce

Getting a divorce is a challenging time in many adults’ lives. Not only are there things to settle financially and assets to divide, divorce brings much emotional confusion into the picture. Once you have decided that a divorce is your best option, you should become prepared for the long and winding journey that is the divorce process. These 8 things can help you get a head start on your divorce even before the legal process gets started: 1. Determine the Type of Divorce You Want Often, people think that a divorce is a divorce. In reality, there are many different types of divorce. In Illinois, the types of divorce recognized are: Uncontested divorce; Contested divorce; Mediated divorce; Collaborative divorce; and Joint simplified dissolution. Each type of divorce has its advantages and disadvantages, and some divorces may not be available to you depending on your circumstances, so it is important to do your research before settling on a divorce process. 2.…

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