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Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)

Please note that the legal information presented on this page is written for those living in the state of Illinois.

What Does it Mean?

A dissolution of marriage, more commonly known as a divorce, is the process through which two spouses exit a legal marriage.

How Does it Work?

In order to get a divorce in Illinois, both spouses must have been living separately for at least six (6) months. The spouses will have to show to a judge that they have irreconcilable differences that have lead to the breakdown of the marriage.

You may have to deal with other legal issues during your divorce case:

If you and your spouse have minor children together, you will have extra legal issues to resolve. These may include:

In order to get divorced, both spouses must come to a settlement agreement with regards to the above legal issues.

Things You Should Know

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