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Grounds for Divorce

In Illinois, a spouse filing for divorce has to provide the legal reasons (called "grounds") for the divorce. Previously, a spouse filing for divorce could choose either no-fault grounds for divorce (called "irreconcilable differences") or fault-based grounds (such as physical/mental cruelty or adultery). However, effective January 1, 2016 Illinois no longer uses fault-based grounds for divorce. Now, the only grounds for divorce available in Illinois are the no-fault grounds of "irreconcilable differences."
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Categories: Divorce and Separation.