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Our Lake in the Hills attorneys discuss division of marital assets in Illinois Divorces. There are different types of properties which are included in the marital estate and therefore are subject to division among spouses. However, not all assets are considered marital assets and are not subject to division. This articles focuses on what can be divided and what cannot be divided.
Additionally, we explain factors that play a role in the Illinois divorce court in determining how the marital estate and assets will be divided among the spouses. These may include, the length of the marriage, economic circumstances of each spouse and the contributions each spouse put forth to the property.
Our Lake in the Hills, discuss the Illinois spousal maintenance laws. There are many factors Illinois divorce courts take into consideration when awarding spousal maintenance in a divorce. We provided an in-depth look into factors that are taken into consideration.
Should the judge decide that maintenance is appropriate, statutory formulas will be used to determine the amount and duration of alimony payments if the combined gross income of both spouses exceeds $250,000.00. Additionally, our Lake in the Hills maintenance attorneys explain how the courts go about determining the amount and duration of maintenance.
Marital settlements agreements are contracts between the parties within a divorce. These contracts resolve all issues brought up by a divorce including but not limited too; spousal maintenance, division of assets and liabilities, child support and parenting time. For the most part courts will honor the marital agreements presented, there are only two exceptions that can be made. Courts have the ability to modify terms to protect the best interest of the children involved. Additionally, divorce courts will also over rule a marital settlement agreement if it is found to be “unconscionable”.