Divorce & Family Law
Dissolution of Marriage
Commonly known as divorce, is granted if certain requirements are met:
Residency: Either party has to be a resident of the State of Illinois for more than 90 days prior to the filing of the petition or the making of the finding.
Separation: The parties have to be separated for two years, or at least six months with a waiver.
Grounds: The most common ground is irreconcilable differences; other grounds include impotence, pre-existent marriage, adultery, desertion, drunkenness, drug use, physical or mental cruelty, etc. The petitioner has to prove either of these grounds.