Category Archives: Division of Property

It was an issue first reviewed by the Illinois Supreme Court more than 35 years ago, and the justices ruled then that common law marriages would not be recognized in this state. This meant non-married, cohabiting partners, regardless of the … Continue reading

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When a couple is preparing for or going through a contentious divorce it happens that one spouse may attempt to hide assets, run up debt or sell off property in an effort to cheat the other from what might otherwise … Continue reading

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When a marriage results in divorce, the end is usually not as simple as each spouse picking up and heading off in separate directions. Before a divorce decree is issued, the parties must go through the identification, valuation, and subsequent … Continue reading

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Going through a divorce is a complex issue both legally and emotionally. Many contentious issues must be decided on including, child custody, child support, and property division. When a house is part of the property that needs to be divided … Continue reading

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