What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Illinois?

Wheaton Divorce Attorneys Explain New Law Changes

Each state has unique grounds in which a dissolution of marriage can be granted. In Illinois, the law has recently changed regarding grounds for divorce. Illinois has taken the “no-fault” approach to divorce that a majority of other states have. Our team at Abear Law Offices can explain further the details of what “no-fault” means.

This approach for “no-fault” is considered “irreconcilable differences,” which means that you will no longer need to accuse or declare causes of your marital problems. In the past, clients had to claim issues such as abuse, habitual drunkenness, drug addiction, a felony, or adultery. Irreconcilable differences, or I/D, are defined as a complete breakdown of the marriage and future attempts at reconciliation that would be impracticable and not in the best interest of the family.

With the newer laws, you will simply need to verify that you are a resident in the state of Illinois, or stationed here while in the armed services, and that your dissolution of marriage cannot be repaired. The state of Illinois also requires that once you reach the time of entry of judgment, that you and your spouse are not living together for a period of six months.

Contact a Wheaton Divorce Lawyer

Approaching a divorce can be a difficult process, and with the possibility of laws always changing, if would be in your best interest to find representation with years of experience in this area. Abear Law Offices has been assisting clients with divorce or family law for over a decade, and offers free, no-obligation consultations. To arrange an appointment, please contact us at one of our offices that is most convenient for you. We have five offices that can be found around the Chicagoland area in multiple counties. Our numbers can be found here:

  • St. Charles: 630-882-2114
  • Naperville: 630-984-7344
  • Wheaton: 630-904-3033
  • Warrenville: 630-882-5837
  • Chicago: 224-765-9498

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