There are many tangible and intangible benefits of an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce costs less and is faster than a litigated divorce. An uncontested divorce will save you emotional stress since it can be completed in a matter of a couple of months (as opposed to years in a contested divorce). You will also save thousands of dollars in litigation fees and will not have to pay a lawyer to attend multiple court appearances. An uncontested divorce will prevent further damage to your relationship with your spouse, which is especially important if you have children with your spouse and need to see or communicate with your spouse in the future. Regardless of the reason for the divorce or who initiated it, an uncontested divorce is a peaceful way to end a marriage so you can start anew.
Parallel parenting in Illinois is a practical option when co-parenting is not workable or has failed. In parallel parenting arrangements, the parents have minimal or no interaction with each other. They follow a detailed parenting plan and use third parties to help facilitate communication when necessary.