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Getting divorced will be emotionally taxing, but there’s no reason for it to be expensive or lengthy. You can complete many of the forms for your divorce online in Illinois.

We can help you file for divorce in Illinois online and ensure you’re using the correct forms with our quick interview process.

Will I Be Able to Complete My Illinois Divorce Online?

In other words, can you file for divorce without having to show up at court, meet with lawyers, attend depositions, etc?

The answer is, yes, you can file for divorce in Illinois online, but only if you and your spouse are filing an uncontested divorce. If anything about your divorce is in dispute, your divorce will necessarily be more involved than filing forms online.

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Do I Qualify for Divorce in Illinois? 

To complete the forms for your divorce online in Illinois, you or your spouse must have resided in the state for at least 90 days. Typically, you can use an in-state driver’s license to verify residency. You can file for divorce in Illinois online in your county.

You can use the forms specific to your county or the state-wide forms available in Illinois. Illinois is a no-fault state, meaning you do not need to state a reason for divorcing your spouse beyond irreconcilable differences. 

What Information Do I Need to File for Divorce Online? 

To file for divorce in Illinois it’s essential that you gather all the information you need to fill out the relevant forms. Certain forms apply if you or your spouse are in the military or if you have minor children. Be sure to read through them all. Gather the following information:

  • Any pending legal cases you, your spouse, or your minor children are involved in;
  • The date and city you were married in;
  • The date you decided to separate; 
  • Where you and your spouse are currently employed;
  • Where you, your spouse, and any minor children are now living;
  • The names and ages of any minor children and whether you had them together or separately;
  • The deeds and mortgage paperwork for any property you own together or separately;
  • The paperwork on any debt you or your spouse owe, such as credit cards, student loans, medical debt, and car loans;
  • The paperwork and valuation on any personal property you or your spouse owns, such as jewelry, cars, and collectibles; and
  • Any financial accounts you or your spouse have, such as checking, savings, pension, and retirement accounts. 

Once you’ve gathered all this information, you are ready to start the process of completing your forms for divorce online in Illinois. 

What Divorce Forms Do I Need to Fill Out?

To decide what forms to fill out, you’ll need to determine what type of divorce you are filing. In uncontested divorce proceedings, you and your spouse agree on everything related to the divorce: how to divide assets, what will happen to the family home, custody arrangements for any minor children, and if alimony will be necessary.

To file for an uncontested divorce, use these forms:

  • Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union,
  • Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union,
  • Summons,
  • Entry of Appearance (this may be in place of a summons if your spouse agrees),
  • Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union,
  • Parenting Plan (if you have children), and
  • Certification Agreement.

You may need to fill out supplemental forms to provide specific information about things like your assets and debts. The State provides instructions to help you fill out the forms. Or one of our attorneys can help you fill out the forms as part of your subscription legal services.

If anything comes up when you and your spouse are filling out these forms for your uncontested divorce, don’t worry. You can explore mediation if you don’t want to go through a contested divorce process. Regardless of your choice, we have a representation plan that works for you.

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Vantage Group Legal Services is unlike any other law firm in Illinois, and our filing service can help you get a divorce online in Illinois. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for the local community to access legal services at an affordable cost.

All our network attorneys must have at least seven years of legal experience and must have gained notoriety in their specific area of practice before even being considered to be part of Vantage Group Legal Services. With us, you won’t deal with high hourly fees or retainers—just one affordable monthly subscription fee.

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