Those engaged in divorce proceedings in Illinois and elsewhere typically seek to reach a peaceful settlement and resolve disputed matters in an amicable fashion. Nevertheless, couples sometimes face complicated issues and benefit from ongoing counsel and assistance. Illinois law states that martial property is subject to equitable property division in a divorce proceeding. This might bring about contested issues for one or both of the people involved.
Depending upon the circumstances, a court may split assets evenly between spouses who are proceeding to divorce. However, some situations might result in a different ratio, which could then lead to one of the spouses taking issue with the decision. It would be helpful to gain an understanding of the process and have an idea of what might occur before entering proceedings in civil court.
Attorneys at Fawell & Fawell, Ltd are experienced in cases involving property division during a divorce. Our legal professionals are able to assess the specifics of your case and let you know what to expect with regard to a possible court decision regarding the division of your marital assets. Terry Fawell has more than 30 years of experience and is prepared to help you negotiate a just and comprehensive outcome in your case.
Equitable property division decisions will vary depending upon individual circumstances, such as the length of the marriage, retirement and pension plans and assets owned prior to marriage. Illinois residents with questions or concerns regarding divorce proceedings can contact the law office of Fawell & Fawell, Ltd for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys can help negotiate a fair property division settlement.