If you decide to file for divorce in McLean County, Illinois, your experience will depend entirely on the type of marriage dissolution you are going to have and the way you choose to approach it.The simplest option would be filing for uncontested divorce, and using an online service to do it.

Options for Filing in McLean County, Illinois

Cost

Timeline

Contested Divorce

$12,000-$30,000 for each spouse.

Hard to predict. Usually around 1 year.

Online Divorce

Under $1,000

The shortest one that divorce laws in Illinois allow.

Uncontested Divorce

Around $5,000

A few months on average.

Free forms

When choosing which McLean County divorce papers to file, it is important to consider every aspect of your case. Having children or different types of assets and debts will significantly change the set of documents you will be required to submit. You will find some of the common divorce forms required to file in McLean County, Illinois, below.

***Note that these forms are an example of the documents that you will be required to fill out. In general, the court will oblige you to file more than 15 divorce forms depending on the complexity of your case.***

Couples who cannot reach an agreement on financial, property, and child-related aspects of their divorce will have to file for contested marriage dissolution. The only way they can end their marriage is by hiring lawyers and paying them huge sums for advocating on their behalf.

Those who are in agreement, can file for uncontested divorce in McLean County, Illinois, either with or without a lawyer. Those who do not want to hire an attorney can save both time and money by getting online divorce in Illinois.

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Divorce Courts in McLean County, Illinois

11th Judicial Circuit Court

Clerk Name:

Donald R. Everhart, Jr.

Court Address:

115 E Washington, Bloomington, Illinois 61702

Phone:

309-888-5301

Fax:

309-888-5281

Clerk Hours:

8am-4:30pm

Helpful tips

If some of the information seems unclear, it might be necessary to contact the McLean County court clerk. You might want to consider asking about:

  • Any additional forms that might be required specifically by this court.
  • Filing fees and other court-related expenses that you might have to cover.
  • Recent changes or updates that have not yet been reflected on their website.

While court clerks cannot provide legal advice, they can be very helpful when it comes to factual questions about court procedures and processes.

McLean County Notaries

Comparing fees, locations, and availability of notaries in McLean County, Illinois, as well as how well they answered your questions will help you make an informed decision and choose the most suitable notary for your situation. Here is the list of county notaries in the area:

Jill Young

Bloomington, IL
Phone: 309-831-7663 · Cell: 309-831-7663

Brittney Powers

Normal, IL
Phone: 618-381-2545 · Cell: 618-381-2545

Kanya Haywood

Normal, IL
Phone: 309-433-5197

Michelle Bronnbauer

Normal, IL
Phone: 309-838-5362

Venus Whitfield

Bloomington, IL
Phone: 309-868-0326

Judith Kauffman

Normal, IL
Phone: 309-275-1130

Tenesha Brown

Normal, IL
Phone: 312-723-6026

Vicki Braun

Bloomington, IL
Phone: 309-287-1964

Madeline Jean-Charles

Bloomington, IL
Phone: 708-336-3127

Helpful tips

  • Before settling on a specific notary in McLean County, consider contacting them to inquire about the price of their services and ask if any additional documents are needed
  • Fill out all the necessary fields in the forms beforehand. You will not be able to change or add new information to the papers after they are notarized.
  • Sign the documents in front of a notary public. As notaries have legal liability to confirm the validity of your signature, you can put it down on the form only in their presence.
  • Bring an ID or a driver’s license for verification purposes. Make sure that the form of identification you are carrying has your signature on it so thata notary can compare it with the one you are going to put on the paperwork.

Child Support Services

Please note that this section will only be useful for spouses filing for divorce with children in Illinois.

Feel free to use the link provided on the page to review information regarding Illinois child support guidelines and payments. You are also welcome to use the contact information of the child support division if you have any specific inquiries. Before making a call, please note that you will find answers to the most common questions on their website, no matter if you are the one who will be receiving or paying child support in McLean County.

County name: Aurora Region

Phone: 800-447-4278

Address: 280 East Indian Trail
Aurora, Illinois 60505-1733

County name: Cook County Region

Phone: 800-447-4278

Address: 36 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
6221 South Emerald Drive
Chicago, IL 60621

County name: Rockford Region

Phone: 800-447-4278

Address: 175 Executive Parkway, Suite 107
Rockford, Illinois 61107