Some people going through divorce are in a real rush to wrap it up as fast as possible. While it is understandable to want your divorce behind you, you need to be mindful that you do not skip steps or agree to terms that you will regret just so you can get your divorce finished. Divorce is a process.The steps in the process exist for a reason.

Discovery is way the parties’ attorneysobtain information. Discovery can involve serving and answering interrogatories and document production, issuing subpoenaes, and taking and sitting for depositions. Bank statements, tax records and other documents need to be reviewed.Property and businesses may need to be appraised. In many divorces one party owns a business. If you agreethat your spousecan keep the business and you are to receive the retirement savings, you need to know if that is an equitable division.

If you have questions about Illinois divorce law and what may be the best way for you to proceed, call The Witt Law Firm, P.C. — a Chicago divorce firm at 312.94.9884 or email The above blog post does not constitute legal advice. Please discuss your specific rights with an attorney.