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Dividing Marital Property after Divorce: Illinois and Equitable Division

In community property states, marital property is split 50/50 between divorcing parties. That is not the case in Illinois, which is an equitable division state. Illinois law recognizes that the value of a party’s contribution to the marriage should... Continue reading →

Alimony in the 21st Century: Securing Maintenance Before and After Marriage

Before Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake they reportedly signed a prenuptial agreement that included an “infidelity clause.” If he cheats on her, she—again, reportedly—will be compensated financially. It has become trendy to include such “... Continue reading →