Do You Qualify for a Joint Simplified Divorce?

Illinois offers a quicker and easier divorce process for some spouses, called a joint simplified dissolution of marriage. The process has less required paperwork and can often be resolved in one court hearing. However, there are several strict requirements that spouses must meet to qualify for a joint simplified divorce. The state created the process for spouses who have not been married long, have limited assets and will not remain connected to each other after the divorce. Check this list of requirements to determine if you qualify for joint simplified divorce: Marriage Duration and Separation: Your marriage must be less than eight years old, and you must be living separate and apart from each other. Agreement on Divorce: You and your spouse must both agree that irreconcilable differences are the reason for your divorce. Children: You cannot have any children from your marriage or be expecting any children through pregnancy or adoption. The existence of children would…

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