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If you reside in Illinois and are contemplating divorce, there is a set of cited criteria under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5) you should familiarize yourself with before scheduling an initial consultation with an experienced Illinois family law attorney.
In order to file for a divorce in Illinois, one must first meet the residency requirements before the court will accept the case. Based on residency status, if the court determines it does not retain jurisdictional rights to proceed over the case, it will not be accepted and could result in a dismissal.
To ensure your residency is established, the following criteria applies:
As with many other states, Illinois is currently a no-fault divorce state, but the petition should establish the grounds on which the petitioner is seeking a dissolution of marriage.
No Fault Criteria
At Fault Criteria
Although familiarizing yourself with the preliminary requirements under Illinois divorce law is advisable, there is up to 20 additional documents required for inclusion with the petition.To discuss your unique situation and to learn more about a Verification Statement, Waiver of Two Year Statutory Period of Separation, Financial Disclosure Statement and Entry of Appearance, Waiver and Consent, contact the skilled Hinsdale family law attorneys of the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio for your free preliminary consultation today.