Division of Assets and Debt – Divorce Laws Illinois
One of the most important issues that needs to be resolved when a divorce occurs is the division of property and assets. All finances and assets must be disclosed to determine what is considered marital property and how the marital property will be divided. The other thing that must be considered with the division of assets is any debts the couple may have. It can be difficult for couples to reach an agreement regarding these issues which is why it helps to work with an experienced attorney.
The attorneys of Allen Gabe Law, P.C. can help negotiate the division of assets and debts for divorcing couples in Schaumburg, IL. We will take the time to understand the assets and debts involved and help negotiate a settlement that is in your best interests. Negotiating sensitive issues like this requires a level of skill and expertise and our attorneys have years of experience helping with these types of negotiations.
Determining Marital and Non-Marital Property
Illinois is an equitable distribution state which means that marital property is divided in a way that is determined to be equitable by the court. Marital property is not divided in half.
Marital property is any property acquired during the marriage in either spouse’s name. This can include homes, vehicles, joint bank accounts, personal possessions, business interests, investment accounts, and real estate property. Marital debts are also included in the division of marital property. During a divorce, the court will grant each spouse what they deem to be an equitable share of the marital property, including assets and debts.
Non-marital property incudes property acquired by one spouse before the marriage or after the legal separation as well as property that was a gift or inheritance to one spouse during the marriage. If there is a pre-nuptial agreement, any property included in the agreement is not considered marital property and therefore not subject to division.
In many cases, it can be difficult to tell marital and non-marital property apart. One such situation is when a spouse moves into a home owned by the other spouse prior to the marriage, but contributes to the mortgage payment, maintenance, and home improvements. In a case like this, an attorney would have to help determine whether the spouse that contributed to the non-marital property of the other can be reimbursed for their contribution.
Division of Marital Property with Allen Gabe Law, P.C.
Separating marital from non-marital property, and marital from non-marital debts, can be a complicated issue. Our attorneys are experienced dealing with matters concerning the division of marital property and debts and we will work to protect your rights and interests during negotiations. If we cannot reach a settlement, our attorneys are prepared to represent you in court and help ensure a favorable outcome. Our goal is to help you get your fair share of the marital property and avoid unfairly being stuck with non-marital debts.
If you are going through a divorce and have concerns about the division of marital property and debts, talk to our divorce attorneys at Allen Gabe Law, P.C. You can reach us at (847) 241-5000, Ext 121 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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