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Can You Get Divorced In Illinois if You Weren't Married in Illinois?

Hey, what's up everyone? Welcome to Illinois divorce TV. I'm attorney Bobby Buchanan in Chicago. Today I'm answering the question, can I get divorced in Illinois if I wasn't married in Illinois? The short answer to that question is yes. In order to get divorced in Illinois, you just have to be a resident of Illinois for at least the last 90 days. Now, if your spouse is not a resident of Illinois, doesn't have any connection to Illinois, I never lived in Illinois, then your divorce is only going to be able to touch on certain aspects of, uh, your, your case, namely just ending the marriage. The divorce won't be able to divide property because the court does not have proper jurisdiction over your spouse, but it doesn't matter where you got married. If you and your spouse live in Illinois, you can get divorced here. It's as simple as that. Let me know in the comments if you have any comments, questions, concerns, anything like that, I'm happy to continue the conversation down there and I'll talk to you soon.


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