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This is attorney Bill. A legal separation comes into place on the signing of all parties intending to be bound by the agreement.
A legal separation agreement is enforceable in law and should be filed with the clerk of your county family court.
Should there be any later dispute the court will hold both parties to the agreement so long as it is fair and equitable to do so.
It is possible to later seek modification of the agreement has been filed with your local family court.
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There are two forms of separation agreements. For an involuntary separation, you petition the family court for a legal judicial separation.
You file the separation with the clerk of the family court in your county and serve the summons on your husband. You should also give him notice of the hearing date and file a certificate of mailing with the clerk
The previous advice was for a separation agreement that you both agree upon, as you indicated a reconciliation.
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You petition the court and include what terms have already been agreed or not have yet been agreed upon. The terms that have not yet been agreed upon will be decided by the family court judge at the hearing.
Some States allow for a simpler process of just registering an agreement with the court. From my review, this is not something provided at this moment in Illinois. I reviewed your attachment and everything appears to be correct therein.
So the next step is to file it with the court and seek a hearing.
The domestic relations department of the circuit states in relation to the filing fees :
The regular fee for filing all cases in the Division is $359.00.�If you cannot afford this fee, you can fill out an application and affidavit to sue or defend as an indigent person and see a judge to determine if the filing fees will be waived or perhaps, deferred.Some counties allow applicants to file online, you should refer to your County Circuit court to see if they accept on line applications.
A list of the circuit courts in Illinois are available here http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/CircuitCourt/CircuitCourtJudges/CCC_County.asp. You can find your court house here.
If your County court doesn't allow an online application, you must file in person or hire an attorney to represent you.
Some free legal aid is available depending on your means.
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