Illinois Grounds for Divorce

Code Section
750 ILCS 5/401, et seq. and 5/451 et seq.

One spouse must be resident of Illinois for 90 days before commencing action.

Waiting Period
Final when entered subject to right of appeal.

No Fault
Irretrievable breakdown; separation (2 yrs.). Note: Under certain conditions, parties may file joint petition for simplified dissolution.


Adultery; cruelty or violence; willful desertion for 1 yr.; drug/alcohol addiction for 2 yrs.; impotency; unexplained absence; conviction of crime; venereal disease; 2 yr. separation by irreconcilable differences; undissolved prior marriage, attempted murder of spouse.

Inside Illinois Grounds for Divorce