What Are The Grounds For Divorce In Illinois?
Despite its common occurrence, no one plans for divorce. Why would you? The person you are leaving is the same person you loved enough to marry. The unfortunate truth is that good people get divorced every single day in this country. While this is a topic no one likes to talk about, failure to be prepared for your divorce proceedings could be financially devastating for you.
Ground for Divorce In The State of Illinois
You and your partner may have decided that you are done, but that is not always enough for the state to agree. For a judge to approve this motion, they must find that there are irreconcilable differences that have caused the dissolution of the marriage.
The most common examples of this include:
- Issues in raising your children
- Disagreements of family involvement in the marriage
- Problems regarding financial responsibility
- One partner’s inability to balance their home and work life
In addition to these issues, there must be documented proof that you attempted to fix the marriage and were unable to do so. This can include going to see a marriage counselor or a spiritual consultant. The judge must see that fixing the marriage is either impossible or not in the best interest of the family.
It is important to also note that you can only file for divorce in the state of Illinois if you or your spouse have been a resident of the state for at least 90 days before filing.
Ensuring You Have The Right Legal Counsel
Divorce can bring out the ugly side of someone that you never even knew existed. Despite your intentions, your spouse is likely going to have their own high-powered legal counsel for these proceedings.
When it comes to divorce, you do not want just any lawyer. You need to seek counsel from an experienced team whose sole focus is divorce and the various proceedings that come with it.
When you work with attorneys at Strategic Divorce, you gain access to a team who will fight to ensure your property, debt, and assets are split equitably.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Divorce Representation
- Post-Divorce Disputes
- College Expenses
- Orders of Protection
- Property Division
- Interstate Divorce
- Divorce Mediation
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Collaborative Divorce
Your Free Consultation
We understand that divorce proceedings can be complex and feel overwhelming. Before you make any significant choices, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation at 847-234-4445.
At this initial consultation, you will be introduced to your two divorce attorneys. Unlike other firms, we assign your case two attorneys. This way two experienced lawyers are familiar with your case. If one is in court fighting on your behalf, the other can be back in the office taking phone calls or completing important tasks.
We invite you to schedule your free consultation by calling us at the number above or filling out this short form.