Under Illinois law, due to recent changes in the law, every dissolution of marriage in the State is dissolved on the basis of irreconcilable differences.
These practice area statements are provided by Attorney G. Edward Murphy and represent his thoughts on practicing law after having 30 years experience doing so in family law. They are not legal advice. They are a general overview of the law and his opinions on how they generally apply in divorce cases in Illinois. Each and every case is different. To learn more, and to see if the attorneys and staff at Murphy & Dunn, P.C. can help you, please contact G. Edward Murphy and schedule your free initial consultation.
Illinois is now essentially a no-fault divorce state. All of the prior grounds for divorce, such as mental cruelty, physical cruelty, adultery, etc. have all been taken away. As a result, grounds are now just a formality that is required in every case to obtain a dissolution of marriage, but no longer ever a litigated issue. In fact, if the parties agree, many courts allow the parties to simply stipulate to the grounds and grant the divorce.
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