Blueisland, IL asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: CERTIFICATION AND AGREEMENT BY COUNSEL

I have served my wife with the Petition for Dissioultion, He responded,According to Legal Aide, My next step is to get a Hearing Date. However it says i need to bring a Copy signed by both parties.Can I just have her and i sign and notirize this form before i go to the court house? how does this work?

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Andrew John Hawes

Answered
  • Niles, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes. If you are in agreement you can both just sign the certification and agreement by counsel. Then you go to the motion/scheduling clerk with this signed agreement to get a "prove-up" date, in which you both will need to go to court. At this time, the judge will ask you questions and then you can get divorced. I recommend you ask legal aid to put your agreement in writing so that you can present that to the court to enter on the date of your prove up.

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.

Answered
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes.

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