Law Offices of


221 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2017
Chicago, IL 60601

118 S. Main Street, Suite 1
Wauconda, IL 60042






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In Illinois to obtain a no fault divorce, the following applies:
  • the spouses have lived separate and apart for a continuous period in excess of 2 years, Illinois Courts have found that "separate and apart" does not necessarily mean living in separate housing; if the parties reside in the same household, they must live as if they were "separate and apart."
  • irreconcilable differences have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
  • efforts at reconciliation have failed and further attempts at reconciliation would be impracticable and not in the best interests of the family.
Legal Separation:
  • Married couple living separate or apart from one another can petition the court to enter a judgment for legal separation. The court may also enter an order requiring one of the spouses to pay support and maintenance to the other spouse. Additionally, the parties may pursue a divorce at a later date if they choose to do so.
  • A person lacked capacity to consent to the marriage at the time that the marriage was solemnized, or else was forced into the marriage, either because of mental incapacity or infirmity or because of the influence of alcohol, drugs or other substances.
  • A person committed fraud by his or her unwillingness to disclose information such as a criminal record or the unwillingness to have sexual intercourse.
  • A person lacked the physical capacity to consummate the marriage, within one year of the marriage date.
  • A person was under age 18 and did not have the consent of his or her parents or guardian or judicial approval.
  • A person was still married to someone else at the time of the marriage.
  • A person married a close blood relative.
We handle divorce issues on regular basis. Each case is different and may have special circumstances. If you would like to receive more information regarding your case, give us a call to set up a free consultation and an evaluation of your case.
Law Offices of Mitch Furman
221 N. La Salle Street
Suite 2017
Chicago, IL 60601
312-236-7078 Phone

The law offices of Mitch Furman, serve clients in Chicago and the surrounding parts of Illinois, including Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Maywood, Maybrook, Bridgeview, Markham, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Cicero, Berwyn, Elk Grove Village, Oak Lawn, Evanston, Wilmette, Palatine, Barrington, Bartlett, Lake Forest, Kenilworth, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Homewood and all cities within Cook County, Lake County DuPage, McHenry and Will County, as well as arrests by the Illinois State Police on the Interstate Highways.