Joint Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage 

If both you and your spouse or partner are in agreement to get a divorce or dissolve a civil union, a joint petition for simplified dissolution is the fastest way to dissolve the marriage or civil union in Illinois.


You may be able to file for a joint petition for simplified dissolution if ALL of the following conditions are met:


  1. You and your spouse/partner DO NOT have any minor children together, any adopted minor children together, or are currently pregnant

  2. Both you and your spouse/partner are able to financially support yourselves, without financial assistance from the other

  3. Either you or your spouse/partner is a resident of the state, or stationed in this state as a member of the military for at least 90 days

  4. You and your spouse/partner were married or in a civil union for LESS than eight (8) years

  5. You and your spouse/partner waive your right to receiving or making maintenance (alimony) payments; and

  6. Meet all additional financial requirements, which can be found here