The emotional strain of divorce can be difficult for anyone to bear. At Scott W. Sheen & Associates, we recognize that divorce is not just a legal issue but a life-changing experience. Our family law attorneys understand your concerns and will guide you through the complexities of divorce. We will look at your case with objectivity and compassion to determine a course of action that will best benefit you and your children.
In Illinois, there is no waiting period to file a petition for divorce. However, you must be a legal resident of the state for 90 days. During the divorce proceedings, the judge needs to find irreconcilable differences that “have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.” The court must also determine that reconciliation efforts have failed or that future reconciliation would not be in the family’s best interest.