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How often does a divorce proceeding end up in litigation?

Chicago, IL family law attorney Michael Lodermeier talks about how often divorce proceedings end up in litigation.

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well the term litigation
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uh is a broad term and by virtue of
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filing for divorce
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uh you basically entered in litigation
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however
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how often does a case get fully
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litigated
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all the way to a trial it’s very rare
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parties have limited resources the
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issues
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are generally not complicated for uh for
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the professionals and so
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many times the litigation
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i like to analogize as a railroad
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you start at the at the beginning and
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you can take it all the way to the end
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and i would say most divorces in
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litigation are going to end up in the
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in the middle where you do some
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litigating you’re in court a little bit
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you have miniature hearings on different
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issues you can’t resolve
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and those are normal they’re not very
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stressful
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and they’re handled primarily by the the
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attorneys
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the trials that people hear about where
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it’s days and it’s expensive
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and uh and everybody hates each other
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and they’re
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you know throwing up every bad deed that
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is extremely rare and i would say
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it’s in single digit percentage of cases
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that end up
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fully litigated

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