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February 2015 Archives

Griffin divorce flares up


As a general rule, Illinois couples get married because they love each other. And they get divorced because they no longer do or, worse, they can no longer stand each other's company. That is hardly a recipe for a smooth, unemotional divorce process.

Not all debt is the same during a divorce


Divorce is a time of transition. A couple goes from a "we" to a "me." And, in the process, they need to separate their lives. One of the biggest items that must be disentangled is the finances. Doing so gets more complicated the more assets a couple has and the longer they have been together.

What does Illinois law say about property division?


Our readers who are familiar with previous posts here most likely know a lot about property division. They have heard about terms like "marital property" and "non-marital property." And readers can make sensible guesses about what each term means. But how does Illinois law define those terms? And what effect do those definitions have on couples going through the divorce process?