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The 5 Divorce Options: How to Choose the Right One for You

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What Are My Options for Divorce?

I’m sure you’ve heard the statistic that 50% of marriages end in divorce. But I bet you never thought your marriage would be one of them.

No one does.

Making the decision to end your marriage was (or will be) one of the biggest and most difficult decisions you have ever made in your life.

And you didn’t take this decision lightly.

But what you may not have realized at the time was that this would not be the only important decision you’d need to make. It was actually the first of many…

The next thing you’ll need to decide is how to get a divorce.

So what ARE the divorce options available to you?

And how do you choose the option that’s right for you in your particular situation?

Those questions and more will be answered in this post.

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Mediator vs. Lawyers

Collaborative Divorce vs Mediation

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If you've just made the decision to end your marriage, there's no doubt it was probably one of the biggest and most difficult decisions you ever made in your life.

But now you have another important decision to make.

How to actually get the divorce.

You may have heard mediation is more peaceful and cost-effective. But you also want to more about what is collaborative divorce process and how these two methods compare.

Let's take a closer look at collaborative law vs mediation so you can decide which one is right for you.

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Mediator vs. Lawyers, Divorce Mediation

Is Divorce in Illinois without a Lawyer Possible?

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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Now that you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you may be wondering how to get a divorce in Illinois without a lawyer.

Maybe you're asking this question because you have a friend or family member who went through the divorce process in Illinois using lawyers. So you know how long it took and messy it was. And you want to avoid that happening to you.

Or perhaps you and your spouse get along reasonably well and you want to keep things civil for the sake of your kids. You don't need Illinois divorce lawyers stirring the pot and creating disagreement where there wasn't any before.

Or maybe you simply don’t want to waste money on a pricey divorce. Illinois lawyer retainers cost $3,500 to $10,000 per person and you've heard even a "straightforward" divorce process in Illinois using attorneys can cost $25,000 or more!

No matter what the reason, the good news is... Yes, you can get a divorce without a lawyer! And you don't even have to risk making costly mistakes the way you would with a diy divorce.

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Mediator vs. Lawyers, Divorce Mediation, Illinois

The articles in this blog are for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice, financial advice, emotional advice or counsel.

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