Chicago, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: I qualify for an annulment in the state of Illinois and would like to know how to proceed?

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Janet Rubel
Janet Rubel
  • Northbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Are you sure you qualify for an annulment? Were you married here?

If so, contact the circuit clerk's office for information. The necessary forms may be printed online. You will need to file a Petition for Annulment and serve your spouse with the papers or have him/her file a legal document acknowledging the lawsuit. This is called an, "appearance." The fee charged varies depending on where you live.

I would strongly recommend contacting a family law attorney first to be certain that you are eligible. It should be straightforward if you meet the requirements and your spouse does not object to the annulment.

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