People call me and ask how to get a divorce in DuPage County. I can explain it, but sometimes it can be hard to follow on the phone. Below is a brief overview of the process involved for people who want an uncontested divorce in DuPage County. The overview assumes you and your spouse agree to everything.
Process for DuPage County Uncontested Divorce
Below is a very brief explanation of the uncontested divorce process I use in DuPage County. It’s the same whether you in Elmhurst, Downer’s Grove, Aurora, Wheaton, or Naperville. For a more detailed explanation, check out “FAQ on DuPage County uncontested divorce,” and you should probably read my article “How NOT to start a DuPage County Divorce: “Online Divorce” documents.“
People ask me “How long does it take to get divorced?” That depends mostly on how long you and your spouse to sign the paperwork. The fastest divorce I’ve every complete was in DuPage County, and it took two and half weeks (yours make take longer). Most take about 1 month.
- Retain me for your uncontested divorce: We will speak breifly, during which time I quote you an affordable flat fee. You sign a retainer agreement.
- Send me information about you and your spouse: I need certain information so I know
- Take a parenting class: If you don’t have kids, skipe this step. If you do, you have to take a four-hour parenting class. There’s no way around it. Think youalready know how to be a parent? You probably do. But you won’t get divorced if you don’t take the class.
- Sign the paperwork: You and you spouse need to sign the paperwork I send you. Most just needs to be signed, but one or more documents will need to be notarized.
- Show up in court: The person who files the case, the Petitioner, has to show up in court. The other person, the Respondent, may show up – but is not required to.
A large part of my practice is devoted to helping people get divorced amicably, quickly, and affordably .