The reasons for seeking a divorce are as varied as the individual couples involved. In some cases, spouses may have simply grown apart over the years. In others, there were specific behaviors that prompted a separation. While these behaviors may not impact your ability to get a divorce, marital misconduct can have impacts on other important areas of your case.
In the past, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act listed ‘fault’ grounds under which couples were entitled to seek a divorce. These included:
In 2016, these laws were repealed, making Illinois a ‘no-fault’ divorce state. The only basis available now for seeking a divorce is irreconcilable differences. While marital misconduct does not factor into a judge’s decision on whether to grant a divorce, it is something that can be brought up in divorce-related proceedings.
In any divorce case, there are important matters that must be resolved before a final order can be issued. It is in these negotiations that marital misconduct may be a factor. These include:
At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we provide the legal guidance you need in matters that could impact your rights in a divorce. To discuss the options in your case, reach out and contact our Chicago divorce attorneys to request a confidential consultation today.
There are many factors to consider when contemplating divorce, and a pre-divorce planning session can help you begin to plan for a divorce. Please contact the professionals at the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by calling (312) 585-6604 or clicking here to schedule a consultation.
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