STATE OF ILLINOIS) )SS COUNTY OF WILL ) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: ___________________________________________ Plaintiff VS CASE NO.____________________ ___________________________________________ Defendant SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURE JOINT AFFIDAVIT REGARDING SEPARATION OF THE PARTIES, DIVISION OF PROPERTY AND WAIVER OF BIFURCATED HEARING NOW COME________________________________, Plaintiff, and ___________________________ (Type or Print Plaintiff's Name) (Type or Print Defendant's Name) Defendant, and being first sworn on their oaths, depose and state as follows: 1. 2. That irreconcilable differences have caused the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage. That all efforts at reconciliation of the differences between the parties have heretofore failed and future attempts at reconciliation would be impracticable and not in the best interest of the parties. That the parties have lived separate and apart for a continuous period of more than six (6) months prior to the date of this affidavit, having separated on or about _____________ ______, ________ and having (Month) (Day) (Year) 3. remained living separate for all times thereafter. 4. a. That each of the parties hereto expressly waive the requirement that the continuous period of living separate and apart be in excess of two (2) years in order for the Court to enter a Dissolution of Marriage based upon irreconcilable differences which have caused the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage; and, b. Each of the parties further stipulates that the requirement shall be reduced to a period only in excess of six (6) months rather than in excess of two (2) years as provided by Section 401(a) (2) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. 5. That the marital property belonging to the parties has been divided according to the terms of the written agreement of the parties filed with the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in this cause, and that the parties have executed all documents required to carry out the agreement. 6. That the parties waive any right either may have to a bifurcated hearing in this case. That each of the parties represents that their signing of this Affidavit is their individual, sole, voluntary act. 7. ___________________________________ _____________________________________ Plaintiff (Plaintiff's Signature) Defendant (Defendant's Signature) 2000 © American LegalNet, Inc. VERIFICATION STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF WILL ) ) SS ) I, __________________________________, being first duly sworn upon oath, depose (Type or Print Plaintiff's Name) and say that I have read the foregoing Joint Affidavit, understand the contents thereof, and believe the same to be true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. ____________________________________ (Plaintiff's Signature) Plaintiff Subscribed and sworn to before me, a Notary Public, this ____ day of ____________, _______ _____________________________________ Notary Public STATE OF ILLINOIS) ) SS COUNTY OF WILL ) I, ____________________________________, being first duly sworn upon oath, (Type or Print Defendant's Name) depose and say that I have read the foregoing Joint Affidavit, understand the contents thereof, and believe the same to be true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. _____________________________________ (Defendant's Signature) Defendant Subscribed and sworn to before me, a Notary Public, this ____ day of ____________, _______ _____________________________________ Notary Public 2000 © American LegalNet, Inc.