It may indeed seem a drastic step to seek a divorce on the grounds that a marriage is sexless, but according to many sources it's a completely legitimate reason to begin divorce negotiations. According to Illinois state legislature, the grounds for divorce in a sexless marriage can be found in the Alienation of Affections Act. The same act can be used to sue an ex-spouse if he or she had an affair. In some states, such as New York, alienation of affection is known as constructive abandonment. If either alienation of affection or constructive abandonment is invoked during divorce proceedings, it's likely, according to NationalParalegal.edu, that the idea of consent may still be an issue. That is, if both parties consented to a sexless marriage, it may not be grounds for divorce.
If you or someone you know is thinking about divorce because of a sexless marriage, don't go through it alone. Contact an experienced Illinois divorce attorney today.