Experienced Uncontested Divorce Lawyer in Geneva, Illinois
When divorce is imminent, you need an attorney who can help you prepare for the transition ahead. The Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick has protected the best interests of clients since 1981, guiding them through challenging times with personal service and a commitment to protect their rights with sound legal representation.
Attorney Doug Warlick is knowledgeable about uncontested and contested divorce and will answer your questions about what to expect in divorce proceedings. He serves the Illinois State Bar Association as a member of the Family Law Section Council and is well-informed about the intricacies of family law. Mr. Warlick has an excellent reputation in the Illinois justice system and is known for his honesty, devotion and solid credentials.
Explaining Uncontested Divorce
In an uncontested divorce, spouses completely agree about pursuing a divorce as well as all aspects of the divorce. This is one of the most cost-effective divorces because it is free of conflict about issues such as child custody, division of marital assets, and marital debts.
Sometimes uncontested divorces are confused with collaborative divorces. A collaborative divorce requires the intervention of attorneys and other professionals to guide the decision-making process. An uncontested divorce requires that all issues be worked out between the couple before filing for divorce because there is no room for negotiation after the fact. Uncontested divorce is a viable option when couples do not share extensive assets or have children. Both parties must consider the handling of:
- Properties (residences, vacation homes, rentals, real estate)
- Accounts (checking, savings, certificates of deposit)
- Child Support payment amounts
- Insurance beneficiaries
- Investments (retirement funds, mutual funds, stocks, bonds)
- Tangible possessions (home furnishings, electronics)
- Vehicles (cars, boats, recreational vehicles)
- Taxes (claiming dependents, refunds, debts)
This just a snapshot of the numerous items that must be handled and Attorney Doug Warlick can help you consider all of the possibilities. Usually, the more items that must be considered, the more likely a contested divorce or collaborative divorce is a better option. Mr. Warlick will provide a recommendation based upon the facts of your situation.
Helping Clients Navigate Uncontested Divorce
While an uncontested divorce is less complex, it is still extremely important to research all options and ensure that both parties mutually agree to every aspect. If any time there is a disagreement on how to handle a particular issue, a contested divorce is the best option to settle the matter.
To initiate a divorce, it is important to follow the correct process and submit the required paperwork. Mr. Warlick can advise you on the necessary documentation and answer any questions you may have about the process. Most uncontested divorces can be resolved in as few as 90 days when everything is in order. Uncontested divorces do not require court time like contested divorces. They are more like a legal settlement and can be handled through a lawyer. Mr. Warlick is ready to help you through the process.
Contact our office today. Mr. Warlick meets with each client and offers a discounted initial consultation. Mr. Warlick handles each settlement personally and addresses all questions and concerns to make the process easy to understand and simple to follow. We represent clients in all communities of Kane County as well as Kendall, Dekalb, and DuPage Counties.