Illinois Grounds for Divorce

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

Residency
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.

Defenses
Collusion.

Grounds
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.


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