The legislature has made obtaining a divorce easier.
In 2016, the legislature has made obtaining a divorce easier. Grounds such as adultery or mental cruelty are no longer to be alleged or proven. Illinois law, like so many other states, recognizes the no-fault ground based upon irreconcilable differences between the spouses. The only requirement for obtaining a divorce is that the spouses live apart [separate lifestyles] for at least six months preceding the issuance of the divorce decree. This means that for a recently separated couple, the divorce process could take at least 6 months to be finalized, but if there are contested issues related to custody, support, or property division, it could take even longer.
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