No matter what issues you are anticipating in your divorce case, one of the dedicated Skokie divorce lawyers at Arami Law, Inc. can discuss your case with you today and can begin providing you with experienced representation. Most legal matters that arise in a Skokie divorce will be governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). With years of experience serving clients throughout Cook County with divorce matters under the IMDMA, we are prepared to represent clients in Skokie with all aspects of a divorce case from start to finish.
When you are just beginning to think about the divorce process in Skokie, you might have heard about an important difference between a contested and uncontested divorce. The difference is this: An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties have reached an agreement about every single issue that is part of the divorce case (from the division of marital assets and debts to the allocation of parental responsibilities), while a contested divorce is one in which the parties disagree about at least one issue in the divorce. Even if parties agree to most matters but disagree about one thing (such as the allocation of parental responsibilities), they will have a contested divorce.
Why does this distinction matter? Generally speaking, a contested divorce will require a court to make a decision about the disputed issue in question. Accordingly, contested divorces tend to take longer and can be costlier. However, there are options available that may allow you to continue negotiating with your spouse until you have reached a full agreement. An experienced divorce lawyer in Skokie can help.
Property division, or the distribution of marital property, is a central aspect of the divorce process. Under Illinois law, courts will classify property as marital property or separate property. Only marital property is subject to distribution. Once property has been classified, the court will look to a variety of statutory factors under the IMDMA to determine what an equitable distribution (or fair distribution) of marital property would look like.
Marital property includes assets and debts from a marriage, and it typically includes all property acquired after the date of marriage unless the property has been excluded through a prenuptial agreement or the property was acquired by one of the spouses through an inheritance or gift. Most property acquired prior to the date of marriage is separate property, but spouses should be careful about using separate assets to fund any marital expenditures because those assets then become commingled and can make property division much more complicated.
Skokie divorces can be contentious and difficult. Even in situations in which spouses are on relatively amicable terms, Illinois divorce law can make the process extremely complicated, particularly when the parties have significant marital property or have minor children from the marriage. Do not wait to get in touch with one of our divorce lawyers in Skokie. At Arami Law, Inc., our family law advocates routinely serve clients in Skokie and throughout Chicagoland. Contact Arami Law, Inc. today to seek advice about your divorce case.
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