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Evanston Property Division Attorney

Evanston Property Division Attorney

Trust Evanston Property Division Attorneys with Your Divorce

If you are considering or currently going through an Illinois divorce, you may know that a key issue in the process is what happens to your assets. State law includes several factors on the issue of property division, and divvying up assets can be complicated. The statute requires an equitable distribution, which does not always result in a 50/50 distribution. Without input from a seasoned attorney, you put your rights at risk.

Our property division lawyers at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. have the legal knowledge and experience to protect your interests in all aspects of a divorce case. You can rely on our legal team to deliver personalized, compassionate representation in connection with asset distribution and throughout the divorce process. Please contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about how an Evanston property division attorney can help with your case.

Overview of Illinois Law on Asset Division

Illinois law on property division encourages parties to agree on how to distribute assets, and a court will generally not interfere with spouses coming to a compromise. However, when there are disputes over property, it is necessary for a judge to determine the matter according to statute. Our lawyers will be by your side in negotiations if you want to work out an agreement with your spouse, and we will fight for your rights if property division issues are left to a judge’s determination. We can represent your interests in connection with:

  • Separation of Marital Versus Non-Marital Property: Only property that you acquired during your marriage will be distributed in the proceedings, so the first step in asset division is separating marital from non-marital property. Anything you owned before getting married, gifts and inheritances are generally excluded from the marital estate.
  • Protection of Marital Assets: Illinois law is strict on safeguarding marital property during the divorce process, which can take months or even years. Unfortunately, spouses are often tempted to waste or hide assets from the other party in order to avoid having them considered in property division. Our lawyers take advantage of various discovery tools to find concealed or squandered property and bring it properly before the court.
  • Valuation of Marital Property: Certain types of assets are easy to assess in property division by assigning fair market value. Other items, such as ownership interests in a business and retirement accounts, can be more complex. We partner with financial professionals who use advanced valuation techniques to ensure accuracy with respect to complex assets.

Get Legal Help from an Evanston Property Division Attorney

As you can see, property distribution in Illinois divorce cases is a painstaking, complicated process. If you do not have an experienced lawyer to represent your interests, you may not get the asset distribution you are entitled to by law. For more information on how property is divvied up in a divorce case, please contact the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. We provide legal services to clients throughout Chicagoland, including Evanston, Cook County, and the surrounding areas, and we are happy to schedule a consultation.

Contact Our Illinois Divorce & Custody Law Firm Today

You will find our attorneys to be flexible, responsive, and ready to begin providing exceptional representation to protect your rights and your best interests immediately. Call our law office now at 312-624-7645 to schedule a consultation about your family law needs at no initial charge.


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