Kane County, IL divorce lawyerIllinois is a no-fault divorce state, which means that spouses who want to get divorced do not need to show that someone is to blame for the divorce. A court only needs to know that there are “irreconcilable differences” such that the marriage cannot survive.

Unlike some other states, Illinois divorce law does not generally care whether a spouse engaged in marital misconduct. Courts are not allowed to take such misbehavior into account when:

  • Deciding how assets should be divided

  • Making decisions about family maintenance, including spousal support and child support

There are certain cases, however, in which marital misconduct can impact a divorce. An Illinois divorce attorney can help you understand how your specific divorce might be affected.