Grounds for Divorce in Illinois

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Either spouse can get a divorce simply by stating that irreconcilable differences have caused a breakdown in the marriage and that the two parties have been separated for at least two years. If both spouses are in agreement that there should be a divorce, they can agree in writing that the

marriage can be ended after only six months' separation.If the spouses have been separated less than two years and aren't in agreement that a divorce should occur, the spouse wanting the divorce must prove one of the following grounds for divorce:
- Impotence of the other spouse
- The spouse had another spouse living at the time of marriage, or has committed adultery or deserted the spouse wanting the divorce
- The spouse has attempted to kill the spouse wanting the divorce by poisoning or other malicious means
- Extreme and repeated mental or physical cruelty
- Conviction of a felony or an infamous
crime- Infection of the spouse with a sexually transmitted disease
- Excessive use of addictive drugs for two or more years

If you are considering a divorce, feel free to contact our family law attorney today.