When anyone first considers the divorce process, a few common questions are likely to come to mind. Unfortunately, a quick search of the Internet will reveal conflicting information that makes it difficult to know which sources are correct and which aren’t.
At Lawrence R. Surinak Ltd., we’re all about transparency in the divorce process. As such, we like to keep our clients informed from the beginning which is why you can find frequently asked questions on our website that should resolve many of the doubts you have when first starting the process.
If you’re still feeling uncertain, we’ve included some of the most common questions below with their answers to make you feel more comfortable moving forward with the divorce process. Feel free to explore both this article and our other resources (along with our FAQs) to learn everything you need to know about the process before getting started.
What is the cheapest way to get divorced?
There is no such thing as a “cheap” divorce or an “expensive” divorce. Rather, the difference lies in whether the case is uncontested or contested.
In uncontested divorces, you likely agree with your spouse on how to resolve most issues. This reduces the amount of time you’ll spend in court and expedites the process as well, reducing attorney’s fees.
In contested divorces, you disagree with your spouse on most issues. This means that your attorneys will spend a lot of time negotiating and going to court to inform the judge of progress in the case. Some uncontested divorces also end in trials, which are quite expensive due to preparation and court costs.
What if we can’t agree on all issues but can agree on some?
Many divorces settle before trial. This means that your attorney and your spouse’s attorney are able to reach a compromise on issues so your case doesn’t have to go to trial.
Rest assured that very few couples agree on every single issue as part of their divorce. If you know you and your spouse will disagree on some issues, it doesn’t mean you’re going to end up at trial.
How can I keep costs down as part of my divorce?
Family law attorneys will charge you by the hour. It’s in your best interest to limit the amount of time you spend on the phone with your attorney and remain prepared and involved throughout the case so you don’t run up unnecessary bills.
Don’t create unnecessary issues and remain focused on the goal, which is to get divorced with a settlement that represents your best interests.
Contact Lawrence R. Surinak Ltd. With Your Questions for the Answers You Need
Even after reading the answers to these questions and our FAQs, it’s likely that you have lingering questions of your own. If you would like to discuss your specific questions, contact Larry to take advantage of your free, 30-minute consultation by contacting us at 630-470-9990 or filling in our simple online form.
We look forward to speaking with you and offering our assistance throughout the divorce process.