Terms & Conditions

Introduction

Welcome to Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, an online service provided by Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC. In order to sign up and use the resources provided on the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website, you must agree to the following Terms of Use. This is a legally binding contract, so please read it carefully and do not proceed unless you fully understand and agree to these Terms of Use.

By Using Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, you verify that:

  1. You are a resident of the State of Illinois.
  2. Your children, if any, are residents of the State of Illinois.
  3. Your spouse is a resident of the State of Illinois. If now, your spouse is willing to proceed with your divorce and complete the proper paperwork in Illinois.
  4. You understand that the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce program does not provide legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.
  5. You accept the following terms and conditions.

What Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce Provides

Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce is an online service that licenses instructional videos, written materials, and legal forms, all of which are designed to help you manage your own divorce proceedings without the assistance of a lawyer. From time to time, Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce may provide other written, recorded, or live resources to our customers. For purposes of this contract, all of the videos, written materials, legal forms, and other resources provided by Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce are referred to as the "Licensed Materials," and your use of the Licensed Materials is subject to these Terms of Use.

What Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce Does Not Provide

Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce is not a law firm, and it does not provide legal services. You are not, and cannot become, a client of Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce. Subscribing to the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website will not create an attorney/client relationship between you and any individual or organization. The information you exchange with the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website is not protected by any privilege or duty of confidentiality.

Your License To Use the Website and Materials

Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC hereby grants you a nonexclusive license to use the Licensed Materials solely for your own personal legal proceedings. Copies of the Licensed Materials created or transferred pursuant to these Terms of Use are licensed, not sold, and you receive no title to or ownership of the Licensed Materials. Furthermore, you receive no rights to the Licensed Materials other than those specifically granted in these Terms of Use. Excepting only the legal forms which are provided for you to modify and file in court, you may not: (a) modify , create derivative works from, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or sublicense the Licensed Materials; (b) use the Licensed Materials for service bureau or timeĀ­ sharing purposes or in any other way allow third parties to use or copy the Licensed Materials; or (c) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble , or otherwise attempt to derive any of the source code associated with the Licensed Materials.

Responsible Use of Licensed Materials

The Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website is intended to provide information and materials to individuals who are reasonably familiar with the judicial process and capable of conducting a "Pro Se " divorce proceeding . By using the Licensed Materials, you acknowledge that you are capable of understanding and evaluating the information within the Licensed Materials, and that you will retain competent legal counsel if you have any questions or concerns about the content of the Licensed Materials or the appropriate use of the Licensed Materials . The Licensed Materials are licensed to you at a cost that is significantly less than the average cost of hiring a lawyer or law firm; accordingly , you acknowledge and accept the inherent risk in conducting a legal proceeding without the assistance of competent legal counsel, as well as the risk that the Licensed Materials may not be appropriate for your particular circumstances.

The Licensed Materials Are Provided Without Warranties or Guarantees

YOU EXPRESSLY AND IRREVOCABLY AGREE THAT THE ILLINOIS DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE WEBSITE, AND ALL OF THE LICENSED MATERIALS , ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY , FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE , OR NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUA L PROPERTY RIGHTS OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING FROM STATUTE, COURSE OF DEALING , COURSE OF PERFORMANCE , OR USAGE OF TRADE.

In addition to the general disclaimer of warranties above, note that Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or effectiveness of the Licensed Materials, nor do we warrant or guarantee that the Licensed Materials reflect the current state of the law in every jurisdiction . In order to use the Licensed Materials, you must either retain competent legal counsel to assist you with your use of the Licensed Materials, or agree to accept the risk that the Licensed Materials may not be accurate, effective, or current.

Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC uses third party technology vendors for programming , design, and website hosting. Although we select our technology vendors carefully, we do not directly control the technical aspects of the Licensed Materials or the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website. Accordingly, note that Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC does not warrant or represent that the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website will perform without interruption or error, nor do we warrant or represent that the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website or Licensed Materials are secure from hacking or other unauthorized intrusion, or that your data will remain private or secure.

Limitation of Liability and Release of Claims

IN NO EVENT WILL ILLINOIS DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE, LLC BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL , OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR

USE OF THE LICENSED MATERIALS OR THE ILLINOIS DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE WEBSITE.

YOU AGREE TO HOLD ILLINOIS DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE, LLC HARMLESS AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, JUDGMENTS, LIABILITIES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE LICENSED MATERIALS. YOU ARE AGREEING TO USE THE LICENSED MATERIALS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND BY DOING SO YOU AGREE TO RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY CLAIMS AGAINST ILLINOIS DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE, LLC FOR ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE LICENSED MATERIALS. THE SOLE OBLIGATIONS OF ILLINOIS DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE, LLC ARE SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS OF USE.

THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF ILLINOIS DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE, LLC FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, JUDGMENTS , LIABILITIES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS CONTRACT, YOUR USE OF THE LICENSED MATERIALS, OR YOUR USE OF THE ILLINOIS DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE WEBSITE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU HAVE PAID TO ILLINOIS DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE, LLC.

Indemnification for Third Party Claims

You agree, to the full extent permitted by law, to defend and indemnify Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC (including any of its affiliated entities, and their respective boards, directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives), from and against the full amount of any third party claims, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and costs, expenses, fines, penalties, and obligations related thereto, including, but not limited to reasonable attorney 's fees and expenses, caused by or arising from your use of the Licensed Materials or the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website.

Term and Termination

The term of this contract shall begin when you register as a user of the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website, and shall continue for the duration of the subscription you selected during the registration process unless sooner terminated as provided herein, and subject to the automatic renewal process described below (the "Term"). For purposes of this contract, your "Registration Date" is the date that you registered as a user and agreed to these Terms of Use.

A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW ON THE REGISTRATION DATE OF EACH SUCCESSIVE MONTH , UNLESS YOU CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PRIOR TO THAT DATE. SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR A FIXED TERM WILL AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATE AT THE END OF THAT TERM. FOR EXAMPLE , A SIX MONTH SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY END ON THE REGISTRATION DATE THAT IS SIX MONTHS AFTER THE DATE YOU REGISTERED.

Either of us may terminate this contract immediately in the event of a material breach of these Terms of Use. Additionally, Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC may suspend or terminate this contract and your access to the Licensed Materials if the credit card you provided during the registration process is cancelled or declined at any time during the Term. Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC may also terminate this contract and your access to the Licensed Materials at any time and for any reason by giving you written notice and a pro-rated refund of fees you have paid that relate to the remaining portion of the Term that is terminated.

Miscellaneous Provisions

Other than the payment amount and subscription terms you select during the registration process, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between us, and no other representations or statements shall be binding upon either of us.

Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC may modify these Terms of Use at any time, and we will give you written notice as provided herein if we do so. You will have 14 days after receiving that written notice to terminate your subscription. If you do not terminate your subscription within that period, you will be bound by the new Terms of Use. No other amendments , alterations or modifications are permitted, except by written agreement signed by both of us.

Except for a party 's permitted successors and assigns, no third parties are intended to be beneficiaries of any obligation or right provided under these Terms of Use.

You may not assign these Terms of Use, your subscription to the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website, or your license to the Licensed Materials. Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce, LLC may assign these Terms of Use, and your subscription to the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website (including your payment information and any personally identifiable information you may have provided to us) to: (1) Any person or entity which purchases its membership interests or assets; (2) Any entity with which it merges or consolidates; and (3) Any entity which it owns or controls, any entity which is owned or controlled by it, and any entity with which it is under common ownership or control.

Any notice, demand, or communication required or permitted under these Terms of Use shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given immediately: (1) To you, if sent to the email address you provided during the registration process; and (2) To us, if sent to the email address provided on the Illinois Do It Yourself Divorce website.

This Agreement shall be subject to and construed under the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof. Venue and jurisdiction for all disputes shall be in Winnebago County, Illinois and the parties waive any defenses or objections to same.

If any provision of this Agreement is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severable and this Agreement may be enforced with that provision severed or as modified by the court.