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What you should know about property division in Illinois

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2022 | Property Division |

Divorces can be contentious and complex. They can not only impact your emotions but the more practical aspects of your life as well.

This can be particularly true when it comes to your property. If you are looking to understand more about how your property is divided in the state of Illinois, then here are some things to consider.

Learn about property division

If you are getting divorced, then you need to take some time to learn about property division. The laws for property division can vary from state to state. In Illinois, you should divide property equitably that you accumulated throughout the marriage. This is because  Illinois is an equitable distribution state.

Understand how it impacts you

While equitable division may sound fair enough, the reality is that dividing property in an equitable way can actually be a complex process that changes depending on many different factors. Even though the division of some of your assets may seem straightforward to you, the courts might look at things differently. Not only that, but if you are going through a particularly difficult or contentious divorce, the division of property and assets could become a drawn-out and stressful process.

Dividing assets can be a difficult part of a divorce, especially if you and your spouse do not see eye to eye on things. By knowing your rights and being aware of how the process of dividing assets can affect you, you can help ensure that you prepare for what is ahead and know what to expect.