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Illinois Divorce Waiting Periods

During divorce, most state divorce laws have divorce waiting periods couples must follow. Some states also require both spouses recognize a remarriage waiting period after the divorce is final. In the divorce process, divorce waiting periods can happen before or after filing for divorce. Illinois divorce law requires couples to recognize at least a 6 month waiting period before filing for no fault divorce. Before filing the divorce petition, the couple must also meet the Illinois residency requirements.

Illinois divorce laws don't have a waiting period after filing for divorce. A remarriage waiting period is also not enforced, but the Illinois divorce court may order one if necessary in the situation.

Learn how Illinois divorce waiting periods and other state requirements that may affect the length and cost of your divorce. Speak with a local Illinois divorce lawyer today to get legal advice about handling the Illinois divorce process. Connect by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out an Illinois divorce case review form.

The above synopsis of Illinois divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Illinois divorce attorney in your area.

Illinois divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.