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Simplified Divorce
Simplified Divorce

The Clerk of the Circuit Court does not provide the Petition for filing a divorce, except in instances where a simplified divorce can be filed.  If you wish to file for divorce and proceed without an attorney, you must obtain the correct paperwork.  Please read the information below to see if you qualify to use the Joint Simplified Dissolution Packet:

Joint Simplified Dissolution of Marriage

This information is being provided to you along with the necessary forms for filing a Joint Simplified Petition to Dissolution of Marriage.  This type of dissolution procedure is not available to everyone.  There are limitations on, among other items, the length of the marriage, the amount of property owned and income of the parties.  You should read this information carefully to see if this procedure is available to you.  Below is general information on Dissolution of Marriages and instructions for completing the forms.


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Keith Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Court
18 N. County St.
Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: 847.377.3380


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