The “Divorce Your Way” philosophy was created to help guide people with uncontested cases through the legal procedures and processes required to represent yourself as a Pro Se Litigant and commence the process to obtain an uncontested divorce in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois.
Specifically, for a fee of $510.00 you will meet for up to ninety (90) minutes with a licensed attorney who exclusively practices in the family law field. This private, in-office meeting will cover general topics such as legal procedures required to file a Pro Se Appearance and to proceed with an uncontested divorce; you will leave with the customized “Divorce Your Way” Pro Se Packet. The Packet will include the basics of the court filing, relevant court forms and/or additional online resources, online services, and step-by-step instructions on how to initiate a divorce action as a Pro Se Litigant in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois.
Divorce (also referred to as “dissolution of marriage”) is just that- the dissolution of the bonds of marriage between a married couple. Spouses seeking a divorce wish to terminate their marital relationship, thereby terminating or reorganizing the legal rights and responsibilities associated with being legally married. The process for obtaining a divorce is governed by the laws of the particular country or state in which one or both of the spouses reside.
Uncontested divorce is a divorce wherein the parties have a full agreement (obtained with or without lawyers, mediators, or a collaborative team) regarding ALL aspects of their case, including allocation of property (assets and liabilities), child-related issues such as decision-making and parenting time, and any support-related issues (such as maintenance and child support). If the parties can cooperate and present a fair and equitable agreement to the court, courts will almost always approve the agreement and grant the divorce. However, if the parties are unable to come to an agreement on any aspect of the case, it is considered a contested case, and the parties may request that the court decide any issues in dispute.
Pro se legal representation (/pro ‘si/ or /pro ‘se/) means advocating on one’s own behalf before a court, rather than being represented by a lawyer. This may occur in any court proceeding, whether one is the defendant or plaintiff in civil cases. Pro se is a Latin phrase meaning “for oneself” or “on one’s own behalf”.
If you answered YES to all of the three questions presented above, then you are ready to schedule your appointment for an Uncontested Case Meeting, which you must designate when calling WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, as a signed Uncontested Case Meeting letter and payment for the meeting will be due in conjunction with making your appointment.
At no time shall this Meeting be construed to be the formation of an attorney/client relationship and is not a prospective client meeting, as all participants are seeking guidance to represent themselves as Pro Se Litigants rather than hiring an attorney as his or her counsel. Further, no part of the Meeting shall be construed to be legal advice, as the guidance provided by the licensed attorney in the Meeting shall be for the sole purpose of providing general information only in helping with the Pro Se Litigant process in divorce actions in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about filing for an uncontested divorce, contact the experienced attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, today.
Jennifer is a strategic thinker with a remarkable ability to anticipate and address potential challenges. Her attention to detail and thorough preparation were evident in every aspect of my paternity case. This meticulous approach translated into a successful resolution of establishing the father-child relationship and financial responsibility that comes with that. I felt well-represented both inside and outside the zoom courtroom.
I was referred to the firm for their expertise in handling complex business divisions during divorce proceedings. As someone entangled in a high-stakes divorce involving substantial business assets, I can attest to their unparalleled skill, strategic acumen, and unwavering commitment to securing the best possible outcome for their clients. From the business valuation to the creative distribution, thank you.
If you own a business or an interest in a business or stock options (or anything of real value related to a business) then you need to make sure that your divorce attorney knows what they’re doing. My first attorney had no idea and so I had to start over finding the right team that had extensive family law and divorce experience that I needed in Chicago. Their deep understanding of corporate structures, financial statements, and tax implications showcased a level of competence that instilled confidence throughout the entire process. They collaborated seamlessly with financial experts, forensic accountants, and other…
The firm’s negotiation skills were instrumental in reaching a favorable settlement that protected my financial interests while mitigating the emotional toll often associated with divorce proceedings. Enough said. Ward family law has the best team of experienced lawyers to get you what you want and deserve.
For anyone facing the challenging intersection of divorce and complex business matters, I wholeheartedly recommend Jennifer and Emily as legal eagles who goes above and beyond to safeguard their clients' interests.
Just as their law firm philosophy stated, Jennifer and Emily consistently maintained an open line of communication, promptly responding to my emails and keeping me informed at every step of the legal divorce process. This transparent approach not only fostered trust but also allowed me to actively participate in my case, making informed decisions with confidence.
What truly sets them apart from the other matrimonial lawyers is their keen attention to detail. They approached our unique situation with a meticulous eye, taking the time to understand our needs and concerns in getting married. The resulting prenuptial agreement felt tailor-made, a testament to that clear commitment to delivering personalized legal solutions.
My entire marriage was reactive. The proactive approach proposed by Jennifer alleviated any apprehensions I had, fostering trust in her team’s family law expertise and being able to understand her client’s needs. In the courtroom, the senior legal associate, Emily, demonstrated a command of legal strategy woven in with facts unique to my situation. The case was settled, but not without some court battles to get us there. Thank you for the fight when I needed it and the negotiation of settlement when it was time.
Zoom courtroom presence is odd, to say the least. Somehow, Emily was able to show herself as both assertive and composed in a zoom setting, instilling confidence that my interests were being fiercely defended. Divorce isn’t fun, but I can tell you it’s nice to have the right people on your side during the process. Ward family law did that for me.
I recently had the privilege of working with Jennifer - she has to be one of the most outstanding legal professionals in Chicago. I don’t write reviews often, but I am compelled to share my experience with others seeking top-notch representation during a divorce. I was referred to her - she is renowned for her expertise and dedication to families, which proved her to be an invaluable ally during a challenging period in my life that had me at risk of losing my kids. She demonstrated a profound understanding of the intricacies of divorce law. Her comprehensive knowledge of the…
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