Divorce is a tragedy. When divorce is also imbued with the taint of adultery the divorce becomes twice as awful. Adultery complicates the already complicated matter of dissolving a marriage. So, how should either party to an Illinois divorce deal with adultery.
Adultery Is Not A Grounds For Divorce In Illinois
In the old days, there were a bunch of reasons you had to prove before an Illinois divorce court would grant you a divorce. These reasons were myriad: abandonment, infertility, adultery, etc.
Now, the only thing a person must prove to an Illinois divorce court in order to get a divorce is that they have irreconcilable differences between them. To prove irreconcilable differences, one must simply allege that the differences exist and are irreconcilable. If a divorce litigant is willing to present that allegation in an Illinois divorce court, they will always be believed.
So, adultery will not be …