ypically, when one party would like to seek a divorce and the other side is resistant, you file what is called a contested divorce based on fault grounds in Illinois. Rockford attorney Paul Marriett of Marriett Legal has the knowledge and skill to handle contested divorces in Illinois.
Establishing fault grounds
Fault grounds can be established by a petitioner in Illinois when the respondent:
- had a wife or husband living at the time of the marriage.
- had committed adultery subsequent to the marriage.
- has willfully deserted himself or herself from the petitioner for the space of one year, including any period during which litigation may have pended between the spouses for dissolutation of marriage or legal separation.
- has been guilty of of habitual drunkenness for the space of two years.
- has been guilty of gross and confirmed habits caused by the excessive use of addictive drugs for the space of two years.
- has attempted the life of the other by poison, or other means showing malice.
- has been guilty of extreme and repeated physical or mental cruelty.
- has been convicted of a felony or other infamous crime.
- has infected the other with a sexually transmitted disease.
- was impotent at the time of the marriage, and continues to be naturally impotent.
Marriett Legal strives to settle with favorable terms before trial. Marriett Legal is located at 308 W. State Street, Suite 97, in Rockford. Contact our office at (815) 391-0089 to schedule your free consultation about your contested divorce case, or use the contact form above or to the right to receive a prompt response within 24 hours.