n Illinois, there are two avenues in order to file for a divorce. One is through the no–fault grounds typically found in an uncontested divorce. This option can be pursued when the spouses have lived separate and apart for a continuous period in excess of two years and irreconcilable differences have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. The court will have to determine that efforts at reconciliation have failed or that future attempts at reconciliation would be impracticable and not in the best interests of the family in this type of uncontested divorce scenario.
If the spouses have lived separate and apart for a continuous period of not less than six months next preceding the entry of the judgment dissolving the marriage, as evidenced by testimony or affidavits of the spouses, the requirement of living separate and apart for a continuous period in excess of two years may be waived upon written stipulation of both spouses filed with the court.
Marriett Legal serves clients in Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Winnebago County and surrounding counties who are seeking an uncontested divorce. For additional information about uncontested divorces, or to discuss your matter in confidence with a skilled attorney, schedule a confidential consultation by calling (815) 391-0089.