Category Archives: Property

Equitable Doesn’t Mean 50/50

A Primer on How Property is Divided in an Illinois Divorce Case If you follow the tabloids and Hollywood divorces, you might mistakenly believe that property is automatically divided 50/50 in a divorce.  While that is true in community property states like California, it is not true in Illinois.  Illinois is an equitable distribution state, […]

Living Together While Going Through a Divorce

People tend to assume  that once a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is filed, one of the parties is required to move out of the marital residence. Not so. In fact, unless a spouse voluntarily moves out of the marital residence or a court order grants exclusive possession to either spouse, both the Husband and […]