Illinois Divorce Laws & Resources

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Additional Illinois divorce information, links, resources and statutory references are provided for you here. You will also find links to additional articles on specialized divorce topics, such as divorce and estate planning and divorce and taxes. You may wish to research Illinois divorce laws via the Illinois Code on your own or simply consult with an attorney specializing in Illinois divorce law.

Illinois Divorce Resources:

Domestic Violence
This excellent resource includes names and phone numbers for anti-domestic violence assistance programs for every county in Illinois, along with some statewide services.

Illinois Child Support Enforcement
This site provides information and direct support for custodial parents seeking enforcement of child support mandates, and support for noncustodial parents seeking to pay child support effectively.

Illinois Legal Aid
This is an online database and resource for anyone seeking information about attorneys, reduced price legal aid services, and legal issues of any kind in the state of Illinois. It is a connected website, with Facebook, Twitter, and other links.

Illinois Legal Separation Self Help
This 44-page form details how to file for legal separation in Illinois.

Illinois Family Law Statutes:

Illinois Legal Separation: 750 ILCS 5/402

Illinois Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: 750 ILCS 5/401, 406
Residency/Where to File: 750 ILCS 5/104, 401
Simplified or Special Procedures: 750 ILCS 5/403, 451
Divorce Mediation: 750 ILCS 5/404
Annulment/Invalidity: 750 ILCS 5/301

Illinois Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: 750 ILCS 5/503
Spousal Support: 750 ILCS 5/504

Illinois Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: 750 ILCS 5/602, 603
Child Support: 750 ILCS 5/505, 507

Illinois Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:
Find an experienced Illinois Divorce Attorney at
Find an experienced Illinois Child Support/Custody Lawyer at
How a Family Lawyer Can Help

Illinois Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce.– Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

Free Advice Divorce Articles:
Common Law Marriages
Dividing Up Property in a Divorce: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
The Divorce Process: From Separation to Final Judgment
Ending a Marriage or Taking a Break
Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

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