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Six Tips to Make Your Divorce Easier

Posted on in Divorce

divorce, DuPage County divorce attorneySome divorces can take years to resolve, which can lead to many unfavorable consequences for both parties. However, many divorces can be resolved on a quicker timeline and with fewer attorney’s fees.

To streamline your divorce proceedings, consider the following tips:

1. Agree with your soon-to-be ex-spouse as much as possible.

This is called an uncontested divorce. The simplest divorces involve spouses who agree that a divorce is needed. In these cases, a spouse is not trying to escape a process server or file unnecessary motions to delay a divorce from being finalized. There are also a number of other concerns that could be settled with little or no court intervention. For example, if the spouses agree on how parental responsibilities or the marital property should be divided, these issues will not need to be developed by the attorneys and decided by a judge.

2. Have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements often delineate what will happen in the instance of divorce. Common topics include division of marital property and spousal support. Having a prior agreement in place will speed the resolution of your case.

3. Be organized.

You will likely be required to produce lots of documentation during your divorce. In addition to your marriage certificate, you may need to prove your residency and produce financial documents like pay stub and account statements. Keep this information organized and on hand so that your case can continue to move along reasonably quickly.

4. Be open to an evaluation of your case.

Many people who come to us claim that their divorce will be simple, but, often, they have underestimated the complexity of their circumstances. Depending on the size of the marital estate, the length of the marriage, whether there are children, and many other factors, your case could be more complicated than you realize. However, if these matters are not properly attended to from the beginning, you could be in for a protracted legal battle.

5. Understand the factors outside your control.

Just because you do not want to fight in court, does not mean that your spouse will follow suit. In many cases, divorcing spouses begin wanting a simple divorce but the process can become less amicable as the divorce progresses.

6. Contact an Illinois Divorce Lawyer

One way to be sure your case is moving quickly and efficiently is to hire an attorney. An attorney experienced in divorce proceedings and related matters knows how to handle your case expeditiously while looking out for your best interests.

When non-lawyers attempt to file their own divorces, numerous problems can arise. There are a number of procedural requirements that must be met and paperwork that must be filed. Failure to have all proper documentation will result in rejection by the court and additional delays. Contact an experienced DuPage County divorce lawyer to learn more about the process of divorce in Illinois. Call 630-409-8184 to schedule a confidential consultation at our firm today.


The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.


1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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