UNCONTESTED DIVORCE / CIVIL UNION IN Cook, DuPage & Will Counties. Fast, Easy and Affordable Divorces fees from $350 to $600 plus court costs in most cases. Flat Rate Fee For Uncontested Divorce.
Easy as 1-2-3! 1) Get your divorce papers done 2) Get the papers signed 3) Petitioner only goes to court to say “yes” to about 10 questions and you are done!
New Divorce Law effective January 1, 2016. As of the beginning of 2016 you must be separated at least 6 months to get divorced! Call Today For Free Case Evaluation.
When parties contemplate Divorce it is best if, at all possible, to agree between
themselves how their property should be divided to save themselves time and money.
Getting a family law attorney from our firm involved in your situation doesn’t mean that
you want to start or continue a conflict; it simply means that you’re ready to work toward
a resolution so that you can move forward. If you’re ready to put conflict behind you
in favor of a fresh start, contact the Law Offices of Kevin P. McCarty to see how our family law
attorney can help.
On our Home page we have a copy of the Divorce questionnaire that we give clients that
covers most of the major issues that you can use as a guide to help you and your spouse/
partner reach an agreement.
If you are able to make an agreement on all the issues:
- Fill out the completed Divorce questionnaire and pay an initial deposit of $250.00. If you want rush preparation
of your documents the deposit amount is $300.00.
- We will review your questionnaire and answer any questions you may have. You
will be given a copy of your Attorney-Client fee agreement that will state in writing
exactly what your fees will be along with an itemization of all court costs that are
required to file your case.
- You will be notified when the documents are ready for signature. We prefer that
you come in to review them with our staff but you may opt to have them mailed to
- You have up to three months to return the signed documents and pay the balance
of the attorney’s fees and court costs. When these are received and the funds
clear we will file your case and set a court date.
- Only our client needs to appear in court. Your spouse/partner will receive notice
of the date but need not attend. An attorney will ask you simple yes and no
questions to verify the information in your documents and except for rare
occasions your divorce will be granted that day.
- Now Serving DuPage & Will Counties – Uncontested Divorces for $1500 including Attorney fee and Court Costs.
We consider all Divorce or Civil Union cases uncontested and charge a flat fee until we
are either contacted by an attorney representing your spouse/partner or your spouse/
partner files the appropriate documents at court to contest your case.
Therefore we also quote a flat fee to prepare your documents and file your case if you
cannot reach an agreement with your spouse/partner or after due inquiry are unable
to locate your spouse/partner so that service of summons may be obtained. Call us at
312-644-1000 or fill out the Short Form Inquiry on our Home page for a free price quote.
CONTESTED DIVORCE / CIVIL UNION
If you are unable to reach an agreement with your spouse/partner regarding all issues
such as grounds for Dissolution of Marriage/Civil union, child custody, division of
property or debts and your spouse/partner’s attorney either contacts us to negotiate
settlement or files documents to deny the allegations in your Petition for Dissolution of
Marriage/Civil Union, we consider your case contested.
Likewise, if you are served with a Summons and you do not, on your own or through
an attorney of your choice, file documents to deny some or all of the allegations in
your spouse/partner’s Petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Civil Union you give up
your right to have any part in the court’s decision as to resolution of any issues such
as property division, child custody, debt division in your marriage. Contesting your
Divorce/Civil Union does not necessarily mean that you do not agree to a divorce.
At the Law Offices of Kevin P. McCarty, we understand how contentious Divorce can be. We
work closely with Clients to help them get through what may be the most challenging
times of their lives.
If you are going through a Divorce, you probably have a lot weighing on your mind and
are experiencing the additional costs involved with starting your new life. Contested
Divorce matters are charged at our low hourly rate billed from a retainer paid at the
time we accept your case. A retainer is an amount of money paid by the client from
which we bill our time. An itemized statement is given on all hourly matters. The
actual time spent on hourly matters may be less or exceed the original retainer paid.
In the case that it is less you will receive a refund. Our average retainer on a contested
matter is $1,500.00. Be aware that you have the right to stop service or change
attorneys at any time. Your attorney may only keep the amounts which have been
When you work with a Divorce lawyer from our firm we will guide you through the legal
issues related to your divorce so that you can focus on moving forward with your life.
At the Law Offices of Kevin P. McCarty we will do all that we can to expedite your Divorce/
Civil Union while protecting your best interests. Contact us today to schedule an
appointment to speak with a Family Law attorney for a free case evaluation.
INVALIDITY (formerly known as annulment)
There is no annulment of marriage in the State of Illinois. However, you may have
your marriage invalidated under the following circumstances:
(1) a party lacked capacity to consent to the marriage at the time the marriage was
solemnized, either because of mental incapacity or infirmity or because of the
influence of alcohol, drugs or other incapacitating substances, or a party was
induced to enter into a marriage by force or duress or by fraud involving the
essentials of marriage;
(2) a party lacks the physical capacity to consummate the marriage by sexual
intercourse and at the time the marriage was solemnized the other party did not
know of the incapacity;
(3) a party was aged 16 or 17 years and did not have the consent of his parents or
guardian or judicial approval; or
(4) the marriage is prohibited.
Attorney’s fees for an uncontested Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage are $800 plus