Divorce and Legal Separation

 

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Divorce

A party wishing to get divorced, must file a petition with the appropriate court.  In order for the court to enter a judgment dissolving the parties’ marriage, one of the spouses must have been a resident of Illinois at the time when the petition for dissolution of marriage was filed and the residence of that party must have been maintained for 90 days either before the case was filed or before the date on which the court enters the judgement for dissolution of the parties’ marriage. In order for the court to enter a judgment dissolving the parties’ marriage, one of the spouses must have been a resident of Illinois at the time when the petition for dissolution of marriage was filed and the residence of that party must have been maintained for 90 days either before the case was filed or before the court entering the judgement for dissolution. Illinois became a “no-fault” jurisdiction for divorce proceedings on January 1, 2016. Before this date, the party petitioning for a divorce judgement had to prove some marital misconduct from the other party. Now, under the provision of   the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act(“IMDMA”) the filing party needs to establish that due to irreconcilable differences, the parties’ divorce has been “irretrievable broken”. The law provides that if the parties have lived separate and apart for a continuous period od not less than 6 months immediately preceding the entry of the judgment dissolving the marriage, there is an irrefutable presumption that the requirement of irreconcilable differences has been met. 

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