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Can I Use an Online Legal Service to Get an Illinois Divorce?

Posted on in Divorce

IL divorce lawyerTechnology has enabled us to do amazing things. We can now talk face-to-face with each other, anywhere in the world, at any time. Medical advances are moving forward in leaps and bounds, and if Jeff Bezos can go into space in his own brand new spacecraft, surely you can get divorced online, right?

Are There Any Advantages to Online Divorce?

“Do-it-yourself” divorce, or online divorce, can seem like a good option for a number of reasons. They advertise low costs, and they seem faster and less complicated than a normal divorce – no trial lawyers, no discovery, no fighting. If you do not have children or own property together, DIY online divorce can seem like a great alternative to the traditional courtroom divorce process. Just fill out the online forms, print them out, and send them to the family court in the county you live in. But is it really that simple?

What Are the Disadvantages of Online Divorce?

Unfortunately, the appeal of online divorce quickly fades as the real complications of divorce come to light. Using an online service to end your marriage opens the possibilities to mistakes and errors. Legal paperwork is technical and must be done correctly; even if a mistake was completely unintentional, if the paperwork is not done right, it cannot be filed.

Online divorce services also cannot give you personalized real-time advice. Finding answers to questions can be complicated and confusing. The cost of correcting mistakes often makes what you had hoped would be a quick and cheap divorce into something much more drawn out and expensive.

Why Should I Use an Illinois Divorce Attorney?

Getting divorced is not a decision or an action to be taken lightly. Everybody’s situation is unique and you will have questions that can be best answered by somebody personally familiar with the details of your case. Hiring an experienced divorce attorney who knows the ins and outs of Illinois law will ensure you have an advocate who understands the process and avoids costly errors. An attorney can also take your preferences into account and will advocate for your interests.

An Illinois divorce attorney can help you with matters relating to all areas of divorce law, including parental responsibilities, child support, spousal maintenance, division of marital property, your marital home, and more. An attorney can give you peace of mind by covering the complex legal elements of divorce so you can focus on things that matter the most to you.

Contact a Lombard Family Law Attorney

If you are considering a divorce, speak with an experienced DuPage County family law attorney. The law offices of A. Traub & Associates will handle work with you to understand your needs and preferences and get you the help you need. Contact us today for a confidential consultation at 630-426-0196.

 

Source:

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2086&ChapterID=59

 

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