Articles Posted in Divorce

Who Gets to Keep the House After a Divorce? What Is Marital Property?
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Who Gets to Keep the House After a Divorce? During a marriage, couples make countless financial decisions. When spouses seek a divorce, those decisions, and the property acquired, must be divided. Illinois is considered an “equitable property” state, meaning property distribution after a divorce will not be divided equally, instead it will be distributed equitably.…

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What Is Spousal Maintenance?
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What Is Spousal Maintenance? During a divorce proceeding, a judge may order one spouse to pay another spouse money to help support them. This is referred to as “spousal maintenance” or “alimony.” However, a judge is not required to order spousal maintenance. How Does a Spouse Get Maintenance? When deciding whether or not to order…

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