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What Does Irreconcilable Differences (I/D) Mean in Illinois?

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The definition of irreconcilable differences, or I/D, is when the marriage has broken down to the point where it simply cannot be saved anymore. Why is this important? Under Illinois law, irreconcilable differences is now the only basis for divorce that is acknowledged by the courts. Our team at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC can assist you in showing the courts that irreconcilable differences have occurred in a marriage so that you may petition for divorce.

In order to show that irreconcilable differences is a valid reason to end your marriage, you must prove that any previous attempts at reconciling have not only failed, but also that any further attempts to do so would not be practical. You may also point out how continuing to attempt reconciliation may not be best for the rest of your family. There are some cases where one of the spouses tries to challenged. However, usually if one person wants the divorce, it will most likely be granted by the court.

There are certain presumptions for couples who have been separated for a certain period of time. Though it is not required by law, if a separation has lasted for at least six months, it shows irrefutable proof that irreconcilable differences have arisen. To be clear, however, there is no current Illinois law stating that the parties have to live separate for any length of time for their divorce or petition for divorce to be given.

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If you have any questions or concerns in regards to petitioning for divorce, please feel free to contact our office at MKFM Law. Our decades of divorce and family law experience can help fill in any blanks you may have during this process. If you live in DuPage, Kendall, or Kane Counties, please call us at 630-665-7300. Set up an initial consultation with one of our attorneys today.

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From our law office in Wheaton, IL the family law and civil litigation law attorneys of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick and Mirabella, represent businesses and individual clients throughout the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois including Wheaton, Naperville, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Lombard, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, Lisle, Elmhurst, Oakbrook Terrace, Winfield, Woodridge, Warrenville and throughout DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties.

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