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Hillside IL divorce lawyerDuring marriage, couples often think of their assets as joint property. However, the same cannot be said for couples going through a divorce. Many argue over what belongs to whom, not fully understanding what constitutes marital property. Misunderstandings over marital contributions and Illinois’ divorce laws can further compound the confusing division of assets in a divorce. The following information can help you combat some of the misconceptions about property division in a divorce. You will also learn where to find assistance with your divorce, and why it could be crucial to the outcome of your case.

Marital Assets versus Non-Marital Assets

Separating marital assets from non-marital assets can be fairly straightforward in some cases, but highly complex in others. In most situations, property purchased or acquired during the marriage is considered marital property, and anything acquired before the marriage is considered non-marital. However, there are extenuating circumstances that can complicate this formula.

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