Dissolution of marriage

Divorce Attorney in Southern Illinois


Illinois refers to divorce as dissolution of marriage. Since 2016, Illinois have all been no-fault. This means that you do not need to prove that your spouse did something wrong to obtain a divorce. Instead, your attorney need only show that you have “irreconcilable differences” and that you or you your spouse lived in Illinois for at least 90 days prior to starting divorce proceedings. There is a cooling off or separation period of six months, but this can be waived.

Rebecca has handled many marital dissolutions and will make certain you understand the process. If you retain Rebecca to handle your divorce, she will begin by sitting down with you so she can understand your needs and concerns. Then, she will file a petition for dissolution to begin the process. If your spouse already filed, then Rebecca files the response. In either case, how long your dissolution will take will depend very much on your specific needs and circumstances.  Throughout your marital dissolution, Rebecca will work with you to make sure you understand your rights and the steps she will take to protect them.

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