The executive order gives couples the ability to do that virtually. Cook County has already been granting virtual licenses and conducting virtual marriage ceremonies since the first week of April, accommodating about 15 to 20 marriage licenses a day.
Can you get married the same day you get your marriage license in Illinois?
Illinois has a 24-hour waiting period to get married. This means that you must get the license at least one day prior to the ceremony.
How much does it cost to get married at the courthouse in Illinois?
Fill out and sign a marriage license application. Present valid identification with proof of age. The marriage license fee is $60.
Do you need a blood test to get married in Illinois?
To get an Illinois marriage license just requires proof that both parties are at least 18, and that the marriage is not prohibited. They don't have to be Illinois residents, and blood tests are not required. Sixteen- and 17-year-olds can get a marriage license with their parents' consent, or a court order.
What makes a marriage legal in Illinois?
A legal Illinois marriage requires 3 ingredients. It must be “licensed, solemnized and registered.” Who solemnized the marriage is probably the least important ingredient. The County Clerk's office issues licenses and registers marriages once they're performed.
What are the rules for divorce in Illinois?
To get a divorce, one spouse must have lived in Illinois for at least 90 days. You do not need to file for divorce where you got married. A married couple can get divorced if they can prove to a judge there are " irreconcilable differences " between them.
Do I need a lawyer to file for divorce in Illinois?
If you or your spouse has lived in Illinois for at least 90 days, you will be able to file for divorce. To do it yourself without a lawyer, you'll need to file a petition for dissolution of marriage at the county courthouse where you live.