Illinois Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Illinois
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Illinois. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Illinois online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Illinois are as follows:

  • One of the spouses must be a resident of this State or is stationed in this State while a member of the armed services, and the residence or military presence has been maintained for 90 days prior to filing
  • The proceedings shall be had in the county where the plaintiff or defendant resides

  • (750 Illinois Compiled Statutes - Chapter 5 - Sections: 104 and 401)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Illinois:

  • No Fault:
    • The spouses have lived separate and apart for a continuous period in excess of 2 years and irreconcilable differences have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
    • The living separate and apart for a continuous period in excess of 2 years may be waived upon written stipulation of both spouses filed with the court
  • Fault:
    • Impotence
    • The respondent had a wife or husband living at the time of the marriage
    • Adultery
    • Willfully desertion
    • Habitual drunkenness for the time of 2 years
    • Drug Addiction for the time of 2 years
    • Extreme and repeated physical or mental cruelty
    • Convicted of a felony or other infamous crime
    • Spouse infected with a sexually transmitted disease

    (750 Illinois Compiled Statutes - Chapter 5 - Sections: 401)

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