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CONSIDERING A DIVORCE IN ILLINOIS?

When you decide to end a marriage in Illinois you can go for a no fault divorce, which means you have the option to file your own divorce and skip the lawyer because chances are it will be uncontested (you both agree). You should take a hard look at your circumstances, but it comes down to whether you want to save time and money by filing the divorce yourself. A lot depends on your situation, and whether you and your partner can work together in fashioning an agreement to dissolve your marriage. If you can do this, you have the option to use 3StepDivorceTM to help you prepare all your divorce papers and marital settlement agreement to file your own Illinois divorce.

Advantages of a Do-it-Yourself Divorce in Illinois

When you do your own divorce in Illinois, you are required to follow all the same process that an attorney would, except you are doing the routine steps of completing your own divorce papers and submitting them to the court yourself.

Cost is typically the reason a person or couple decides to file for divorce without a lawyer. Whether you can afford to pay attorney fees, or just don't want to, filing yourself divorce saves time, and money. You should only consider a do-it-yourself divorce in Illinois if your case is truly uncontested. This means both you and your spouse are in agreement regarding the divorce and are both willing to sign the necessary documents. If you are not in agreement, it is highly recommended that you each hire your own lawyer for your divorce.

1. Cost. Attorney's fees can run $1,500 to $2,000 (filing fees not included) or more for an uncontested divorce in Illinois; contested can run in excess of $15,000. By comparison, the filing fees in Illinois range from $210 to $359, depending on the county and this fee along with any additional fee spent on helping you prepare the paperwork would be the total cost of your divorce (roughly $500- $600).

2. Control. Filing for your divorce, gives you the freedom to file prepare your own papers and file them on your own watch. No office visits or length delivery delays. For an uncontested divorce in Illinois, the spouses live apart for at least six months and irreconcilable differences have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, and the spouses both waive the two-year waiting period.

3. Remarriage. Once your divorce is granted in Illinois, and you are legally divorced, there is not a wait time to remarry.

4. Time. In the case of a no-fault action based on irreconcilable differences, the waiting period is two years; however, if both parties agree, you can waive that two-year period so that the divorce is final in 6 months. This is done by both signing a waiver which is provided inside your 3StepDivorceTM online divorce account.

5. Ease. When spouses agree to the divorce in Illinois, serving your spouse through the sheriff's office or hiring a private process server is not necessary. Your spouse will sign an Entry of Appearance, Waiver, and Consent form that is then filed with the courts. This eliminates the need and expenses of formal service.

Deciding to Hire a Lawyer for Your Divorce in Illinois

When you have a complicated or large marital estate or little chance of coming to an amicable divorce (especially when you have children), you may decide that a lawyer can help represent you and negotiate a fair settlement. A lawyer is the only person who can provide you legal advice that will help you better understand what decisions you want to make to obtain a successful and fair outcome.

In Illinois, an experienced practitioner who specializes in divorce and family law may be the person you need to assess your situation.

Selecting a lawyer can be challenging. Some people turn to family and friends for a recommendation. One place to start is the Illinois State Bar Association (http://www.isba.org), where you can search for a lawyer (llinoisLawyerFinder.com) based on a number of parameters, such as name, city and field of law as well as links that can give you the word on a lawyer's standing and any disciplinary actions against him or her.

The Illinois state Bar maintains an office at the Illinois Bar Center, 424 S. Second Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1779. Phone 217-525-1760 or 800-252-8908 and regional office in Chicago at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 900,Chicago, IL 60603-1802. Phone: 312-726-8775 or 800-678-4009. The ISBA has 30,000 members.

Many lawyers offer an initial consultations, so be sure to ask before you make an appointment.

A Simple Divorce Process
Step 1 See if you qualify & create account!
Step 2 Answer the questions at your own pace.
Step 3 Print, sign and file your divorce forms with your local court (instantly review & print your forms online or have them sent US Priority Mail at no additional charge).

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Only $299 (flat-fee)

or 2 monthly payments of $157
or 3 monthly payments of $109
or 4 monthly payments of $84
Payment Options Do Not Delay Divorce
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Disclaimer: This is a quality non-lawyer self-help divorce solution. The 3StepDivorceTM Documentation software and service is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. 3 Step Solutions, LLC does not practice law and does not give out legal advice. This software and service allows you to represent yourself in doing your own divorce. If you need or desire legal representation, we recommend that you hire a lawyer. Click here to learn more. There may also be other pro se divorce options available by contacting your court.
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