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What are the grounds for divorce in Illinois?

 

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The grounds for divorce in Illinois have changed.

As of January 1st of this year the grounds of divorce are only irreconcilable differences. What that means is that, during the marriage irreconcilable differences have arisen that have led to irretrievable breakdown of the family, and that past attempts of reconciliation have been unfruitful and that any future attempts of reconciliation would not be in the family’s best interest.

There use to be fault basis in Illinois and those grounds for like adultery, habitual drunkenness, drug abuse. We no longer have those fault basis for divorce.

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