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Wheaton divorce lawyersNormally, when one thinks of divorce proceedings, one imagines a fairly orderly process. However, a number of unexpected events can happen that can complicate matters considerably. One of the most common, though it might seem implausible, is that one spouse may simply refuse to participate in the process. When this happens, it is entirely understandable to wonder whether your divorce can go forward at all.

Grounds and Separation Questions

The question of grounds for divorce no longer plays a role in your ability to obtain one. Illinois formerly required grounds for divorce such as bigamy, impotence, and mental cruelty, but, now, a no-fault divorce will be granted simply based upon “irreconcilable differences.”

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Illinois family law attorney, irreconcilable differencesAt the beginning of the year, changes went into effect in Illinois related to the process for obtaining a divorce. The fault grounds for a divorce have been eliminated. Instead, divorces will be granted when irreconcilable differences exist in the marriage.

Elimination of Fault

Previously, divorce in Illinois could be based on some sort of fault by one of the parties. This included acts such as adultery or physical and/or mental cruelty. As 2016 begins, Illinois will no longer deal with these fault grounds for divorce. Instead, under Illinois law, couples can get divorced when it is shown that they have irreconcilable differences causing an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This means that prior efforts at reconciliation have been unsuccessful and future attempts are not practicable.

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Illinois family law attorney, family law changingIn addition to child custody and visitation modifications, several significant changes to family law in Illinois will take effect January 1, 2016. These changes impact parents with children of all ages, as well as the process for obtaining a divorce.

Changes to Illinois Law

Beginning in January, under Illinois law, irreconcilable differences will be the only basis for divorce. As a result, it will no longer be necessary to argue and prove fault (such as mental cruelty, adultery and/or abandonment) to complete the divorce process. Also, if the parties have lived separate and apart for six months prior to the entry of the judgment to dissolve the marriage, there is a presumption that irreconcilable differences exist. Importantly, this presumption cannot be rebutted. The six-month period is a change from the previous two-year requirement.

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receive maintenance after cheating, Illinois divorce attorneysMarriages end for a variety of reasons. One such reason is infidelity. According to a national study, 55 percent of survey participants stated that they divorced their spouse due to infidelity. Despite the cause, divorce is generally an emotional process for all parties involved. Furthermore, many couples facing divorce must determine whether either spouse will receive spousal support or maintenance after a marriage ends. In this situation, one question often arises: does the infidelity of a spouse have an impact on maintenance?

What is Maintenance?

Maintenance, formerly referred to as alimony, is an amount of money, typically paid monthly, that a judge may award to one party in a divorce action. In general, maintenance aims to put both spouses on relatively equal economic footing after a divorce. The spouse who made less or no money while married will typically petition to receive maintenance. Additionally, a spouse may petition for maintenance so that he or she can continue paying living expenses after obtaining a divorce.

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Dating before a Divorce is FinalizedGoing through a divorce can be very difficult for both spouses. A divorce signifies a massive change in life, and, as such, either or both spouses may wish to seek solace in a new partner for comfort and love. Although dating may provide emotional support, spending time with a new romantic interest could negatively impact the divorce proceedings before they are finalized.

Dating Outside of Divorce May be Grounds

Spouses can get divorced in Illinois by claiming irreconcilable differences and satisfying a time period of separation from each other. Spouses may also be divorced by claiming certain grounds for divorce, one of which is adultery. However, claiming adultery only gives a spouse the basis for a divorce, and is not considered a factor when a court is deciding division of marital property or child custody, as the law does not consider marital fault in those matters.

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