August 31,2021

Divorce, Family Law

Can Your Divorce Be Denied in Illinois?

HomeBlogDivorceCan Your Divorce Be Denied in Illinois?

If you are facing a divorce, you may have heard horror stories about things like divorces that are denied altogether. Divorce is complicated and emotionally fraught enough – without having unnecessary scare tactics thrown your way. Ultimately, your divorce cannot be denied in the State of Illinois, but the process can become far lengthier and more complicated than it needs to be (if your divorcing spouse chooses to send it in this direction). If you are heading toward a divorce, don’t delay consulting with an experienced Oak Brook, Illinois, divorce attorney today. 

In Illinois, There Are No Divorces that Are Based on Fault

Fault-based divorces are no longer supported in the State of Illinois, which means that every divorce in the state is based on irreconcilable differences that do not need to be proven and that either spouse can claim. As such, your divorce cannot – ultimately – be denied. If your divorcing spouse, however, chooses to do so, he or she can make the divorce process especially lengthy, complicated, and ugly – to the point that it feels like it will never be finalized. Many states do allow divorces that are based on fault, but the majority of divorces in the United States are no-fault. While a fault-based divorce may be denied on the basis of the fault claimed, this fact cannot stop either spouse from obtaining a no-fault divorce in that state. 

Failing to Meet the Legal Requirements

The most likely reason for your divorce to be denied in the State of Illinois is for failing to dot your administrative i’s and cross your administrative t’s. In truth, divorce is a complicated legal process that requires careful attention and exacting efforts. If you fail to fulfill any of the necessary requirements, it can lead to a denial, but this denial will amount to a costly delay and not to an outright denial of your divorce. The requirements that are most likely to be botched include:

  • Fulfilling the court’s exacting procedural requirements
  • Fulfilling the 90-day residency requirement 
  • Fulfilling the requirement to file in the appropriate county
  • Fulfilling the six-month separation requirement

Ultimately, you’re far better off working closely with an experienced divorce attorney from the outset – who will help to ensure that your financial and parental rights are well protected throughout the process and who will help you avoid costly procedural errors that only serve to delay your divorce.

Don’t Wait to Reach out to an Experienced Oak Brook Divorce Attorney for the Legal Help You Need

While your Illinois divorce cannot, in the end, be denied, it can be delayed considerably. Cameron H. Goodman at Goodman Law Firm in Oak Brook, Illinois, is a savvy divorce attorney who recognizes how difficult a protracted, messy divorce can be and is committed to helping you bypass as many complications, roadblocks, and setbacks as possible – in pursuit of divorce terms that protect your rights and work for you. To learn more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us today.


Facebook Twitter shop insta



Related Posts

How to Effectively Communicate with Your Spouse During a Divorce

14 Jun 2022

If you are going through a divorce, you are going through a difficult experience. While there is nothing you can do to alter this fact, there are things you can…

Co-Parenting During Summer Break

19 Apr 2022

While parents and kids alike look forward to the more relaxed summer break schedule, co-parenting can become a bit more challenging. You have work schedules, childcare schedules, and your kids’…

How to Modify Child Custody Arrangements

19 Mar 2022

Child custody, which is called parenting time and decision-making responsibility in Illinois, is a primary concern for divorcing parents and for parents who were never married. While the parenting arrangements…

Feel Free to Ask a Question

We are here to answer any questions you may have about our legal services and how we can help with your family law problem.

We make every effort to return your email
or call the same business day or within 24 hours.

At Goodman Law Firm, we take your privacy seriously. Please leave us only a private cell phone number or private email address where you may be reached.

Call Now Button