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In this article, our Champaign spousal maintenance attorneys explain the division of marital assets in Illinois divorces. The marital estate may include different types of properties that are subject to division among spouses. Not all assets are counted as marital assets and therefore are not subject to division. The main focus of this article is on what can and cannot be divided.
We also discuss the factors that may play a role in how the Illinois divorce court determines how the assets and marital estate will be divided among the spouses. The length of the marriage, contributions of each spouse, and the economic circumstances of each spouse may all be factors in the court's decision making process.
In this article, our Champaign alimony attorneys explain Illinois spousal maintenance law. We provide an extensive look into the many factors that are considered when awarding spousal maintenance in a divorce.
If the judge finds it appropriate to award spousal maintenance, statutory formulas are used to determine the duration and amount of alimony payments. Our Champaign alimony attorneys explain when courts are required to apply these guidelines and the factors courts consider when determining whether to deviate from Illinois spousal support guidelines.
In this article, our Champaign spousal maintenance lawyers explain marital settlement agreements in Illinois divorce. Marital settlement agreements are contracts made between the parties to a divorce. The contracts are made to resolve some or all of the issues in a divorce. These may include spousal maintenance, division of assets and liabilities, parenting time and child support. The courts will often honor the marital agreements presented, however two exceptions can be made. The courts have the right to modify terms if they feel they need to change the terms in order to best protect the interest of any children involved or if the courts find the agreement to be “unconscionable”.