In this article, our Elmhurst 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. Luckily, 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. Also discussed are the factors that may play a role in how the Illinois divorce court determines how the assets and marital estate will be divided up among the spouses. The length of the marriage, contributions each spouse put forth to the property as well as the economic circumstances of each spouse may all be factors in the decision-making process.