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st. charles divorce lawyerWhen a couple knows the marriage is over, divorce is inevitable. However, before couples can divorce, Illinois law requires them to meet a legal standard that shows they have irreconcilable differences, that past attempts at fixing the marriage have failed, and that future attempts would fail as well. 

Couples can still live together, file for divorce in Illinois, and finalize the divorce on the same day - as long as there isn’t any objection from either party. But if one party does object, or denies there are irreconcilable differences, a six-month separation period is considered proof by the court that there are irreconcilable differences and that the marriage has broken down. 

In this article, we’ll explore what it means to live separate and apart, and how couples who wish to do it can establish the six-month separation period. 

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