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Myths About Getting Divorced

 Posted on March 30,2023 in Divorce

IL divorce lawyerWhen getting a divorce, making decisions based on reliable information is essential. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there that could make this process more complicated and confusing. Each step of the divorce process will involve several legal, financial, and practical considerations. It is essential that you know what information you are getting and where you are getting that information from. Working with an experienced divorce attorney can help you from making mistakes that may later cause significant difficulties within the divorce process. Below are a few myths to consider if you are considering a divorce.

You Need A Reason

Illinois is a no-fault state, meaning you do not need a specific reason to divorce. If you have decided to end a marriage, that is enough to support a divorce filing. You can still file for divorce even if you and your spouse are not on the same page.

Adultery Is Irrelevant During A Divorce

While Illinois is a no-fault divorce state, adultery can still impact your divorce process. Under certain circumstances, if adultery took place during the marriage, that could affect the financial aspects of the divorce as well as the determination of child custody.

You Can File For Divorce Online

You cannot file for divorce online; using online documents to prepare for your divorce can be risky. There are several issues within a divorce that require experienced divorce attorneys. While many companies claim that it is easier to go through a divorce using online forms, it tends to only lead to more mistakes, potentially making the divorce process more complicated than it needs to be. The only way to get divorced in Illinois is by filling out the correct forms in court and getting a judge to issue an order formally ending the marriage.

Marital Assets Will Be Split 50/50

Illinois is an equitable distribution state, meaning that while the court will ensure that each spouse will split all marital assets fairly, it does not always mean they will be divided equally. Once both spouses have identified their marital assets, they will need to negotiate on what is an equitable distribution of these marital assets. Then you can begin the process of dividing these assets.

You Do Not Need an Attorney If The Divorce is Uncontested

If both spouses agree that they need to split up, have also worked through dividing their marital assets, and have decided on how each of them will split time with their children, they might be going through an uncontested divorce. While an uncontested divorce can save time and money, it does not mean that parties should not look into working with an experienced divorce attorney. Even while going through an uncontested divorce, working with an attorney can ensure that everything has been covered appropriately.

Contact a Kane Divorce Lawyer

At the The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., we want to ensure you have all the correct information during the divorce. We know how many myths are out there which can lead to a more taxing and complicated divorce. Working with us will help ensure you get all the correct information you need for your divorce. Contact an Aurora divorce attorney today at 630-409-8184 and arrange an initial consultation.



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