Dating while divorcing illinois Published on 21 11 2012 by picringcam 24 f
Prior to a divorce filing, a mediator can also provide legal advice to help you and your spouse produce a settlement agreement.This prevents the need to hire expensive attorneys and enter protracted negotiations.The court may recommend a mediator, or you can research available mediators in your area.These professionals do not have the final say on any issues; you and your spouse must make any final decisions.
To get a divorce in Illinois (also called a dissolution of marriage) the judge needs to find that there are irreconcilable differences which have “caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.” The judge also needs to determine, by the documentation and proof received, that efforts to reconcile (mend the marriage) have failed or that any attempt to reconcile would be impossible or not in the best interests of the family.
If at all possible, convince your spouse to agree to an uncontested divorce.
Not only will an amicable divorce significantly reduce costs, but it will limit the emotional toil on you, your spouse and any children.
For more information on this formula, you can view the statute on our IL Statutes page.
Note: Either party may petition for temporary maintenance and child support and these issues will be dealt with fairly quickly (on a summary basis).