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Do I need to have a reason (ground) for divorce in Illinois?

On January 1, 2016, Illinois became a, “no-fault” state, meaning the Court will not consider the fault of either party in determining the termination of the marriage, distribution of assets and liabilities or any support issues. The only basis to get a divorce is, “irreconcilable differences”. This means that the parties must prove that the, “irreconcilable differences” between them have led to an, “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage, that all efforts to reconcile have failed and that future attempts would not be successful.

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