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Growing Out Of Your Marriage And Seeking A Divorce In Highland Park, Illinois
posted on 1/7/24

Close your eyes and imagine a couple living in Highland Park, IL. The two of them have been together for over a decade now, and while their marriage started off strong, the spark is no longer there.

Even though there is still some love present, both spouses know that they have grown out of their marriage. And, while a number of things have been tried, it is clear that nothing is going to reignite that spark.

Given the above, both spouses come to agree that a divorce is the best choice. But, neither spouse is entirely sure what they need to do to obtain this divorce or what that might look like.

Going over what you can do if you’ve grown out of your marriage and contacting a Highland Park family law attorney at Glasgow & Olsson who can work with you will allow you to start off the New Year with an amicable divorce.

If You’ve Grown Out Of Your Marriage And Are Seeking A Divorce, What Should You Do?

The state of Illinois no longer requires either spouse to have any grounds for ending the marriage. 

Given the fact outlined above, if two spouses claim that there are “irreconcilable differences” in their marriage, then, regardless of what those differences happen to be, they can be granted a divorce.

Even though the above is true, there are several conditions for divorce in Illinois. It is often only in the event that one of these conditions is met that a divorce can be granted:

  • The marriage has broken down to the point that no efforts of reconciliation have been able to mend it.
  • The two spouses in the marriage have been separated for at least six months.
  • The marriage has broken down, and it would not be in the best interest of the family to reconcile.
  • The two spouses in the marriage have been separated for at least six months, but they still live together.

If any one of the conditions above is present, then both spouses can obtain a divorce. But, if they are not, then obtaining a divorce can be a little more tricky.

What Happens After The Divorce Process Begins?

Right after the divorce process begins, a wide variety of different issues must be addressed. 

Some of the most notable of these issues are as follows:

  • Marital property division.
  • Child support.
  • Alimony.
  • Child custody.
  • Visitation rights.
  • Child custody time sharing.

Some of these issues will not apply to certain couples. But at least a few of them certainly will.

To ensure that each spouse obtains the best possible outcome, negotiations – or, possibly, a trial – will need to take place regarding the issues outlined above.

Eventually, the most appropriate outcome for each issue will be decided, and as the divorce nears its end, things will wrap up.

While the above may sound simple and even easy, it is anything but: a divorce is a complicated legal affair, and if you want to obtain the best possible outcome regarding the issues listed earlier, you must work with an attorney who can assist you.

Get Qualified Legal Help

If you would like to obtain a divorce in Illinois, then Glasgow & Olsson is uniquely qualified to assist you.

When you need an attorney, experience matters.

Speak with one of our Highland Park divorce attorneys at Glasgow & Olsson today, and we will help you obtain the best possible divorce outcome.