CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago divorce lawyer David Wolkowitz has launched a website to act as a one-stop shop for getting an uncontested divorce in Illinois.
"I've got one word for people who don't want to needlessly spend money on a lawyer," Wolkowitz said. "And that word is 'sane.' I'm dedicated to helping people get an affordable divorce in Chicago, and elsewhere in Illinois. That's why I launched UncontestedDivorceInIllinois.com."
According to Wolkowitz, an uncontested divorce is almost always immensely less expensive and faster than one where the spouses fight it out. "Divorce is about moving on with life. And often the easiest way to do that is to come to agreement and to put the past behind you," Wolkowitz said. "Many people can hire a lawyer for a flat-fee for an uncontested divorce."
An uncontested divorce can work regardless of income level, kids, or property issues. "It's a myth that an uncontested divorce is only for people of modest means," Wolkowitz said. "The other week, a neurosurgeon contacted me about the process. Whether you are a high net worth family or not, an uncontested divorce in Illinois might be an option."
Wolkowitz says his clients benefit from the efficiency of the process he uses. "I provide documents either by mail or electronically, and in an uncontested divorce, my client usually only has to appear in court once - when the divorce is granted," Wolkowitz said. The divorce might take only one month, he said.
UncontestedDivorceInIllinois.com will not provide legal advice, but instead will help arm people with useful information and direct them to a divorce lawyer and Illinois family law attorney. Visitors will also be able to submit questions and have them answered by an Illinois family law attorney and Chicago divorce lawyer.
Questions that will be addressed include:
- What is the process of an uncontested divorce in Illinois?
- Can we both use the same lawyer in an uncontested divorce?
- How long does a divorce take?
- How do I find an uncontested divorce lawyer?
- What are the main issues we need to agree on?
- How is property and debt divided?
- What do we do about the house, and do I need an Illinois real estate lawyer?
- How much child support should be paid in Illinois?
Wolkowitz warns against using online websites to complete divorce documents without the assistance of a lawyer. "Using a website to create legally binding documents can lead to what I call divorce 'deja vu' – problems the spouses think they solved, but instead, may rear their ugly heads years later," Wolkowitz said. "Instead of creating problems by trying to use a website as a lawyer, I can assist people with an affordable uncontested divorce so they can try to move on with life with less stress."
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SOURCE Dave Wolkowitz