Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C.
Schaumburg Family Law Attorney

How do you divide property?

If you’re going through a divorce, you probably have questions about how your assets and property will be divided. 

Under Illinois law, property division during a divorce must be “equitable,” which is often different from an “equal” split of 50/50. When the judge in your divorce case makes decisions on how to divide property between you and your spouse, they consider a handful of different factors in an attempt to make the split as even as possible. 

Your judge will weigh each spouse’s income and accounts in addition to their property, which means that you won’t necessarily end up with exactly 50% of your marital property. If you and your spouse own property above and beyond the “norm” of one home and a handful of cars, the court will look even more closely at the value of different properties and vehicles. 

The division of property in Schaumburg, IL can get complicated, which is why it’s always best to have a seasoned attorney on your side. Often, to ensure that you get a fair property share, you’ll need the help of a divorce law attorney. 

Because of Illinois’ “equitable division” law, one party can end up with 60%, 70%, or more of the total property while the other party is left in the dark and doesn’t understand the reason for the division. If you need the help of a property lawyer in Illinois, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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