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Illinois Residency Requirement

Before filing for divorce, one of the spouses needs to meet the state residency requirements for divorce. Illinois divorce law requires that one of the spouses has lived or has been stationed in the state for 90 days before filing for divorce. The divorce proceedings can be held in the county where either the petitioner or respondent lives.

During the Illinois divorce process, couples will need to meet other state requirements, such as Illinois divorce waiting periods. Speak with an Illinois divorce lawyer to learn more about divorce laws and requirements that will affect the length and cost of your divorce. Connect today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out an Illinois divorce case review form. With help from an Illinois divorce attorney, you can work to make the divorce process go as smoothly as possible.

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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.