Joliet Property Division Lawyers
Rockdale Marital Property Division Attorneys
Property division matters can be some of the more contentious aspects of a divorce proceeding. As an equitable distribution state, Illinois law states that marital asset distribution should be conducted in a fair and equitable manner. Equitable does not necessarily mean 50/50, only that the division is fair to both spouses.
In property division proceedings, all marital property, that is, all property purchased together during the marriage, needs to be identified, valued and divided between the spouses. At the Mitchell Legal Solutions, our Joliet property division attorneys have helped clients to work through a wide variety of complicated property division matters from low asset, uncontested matters to highly contested, high asset ones.
Experienced Lawyers Working to Protect Your Interests
When you hire our firm, the first thing we will do is to work with you to identify all of the marital property. If either spouse owned a piece of property prior to the marriage, it will not be included in the marital property. If there is a dispute over whether a piece of property is marital or separate, we will make the strongest possible argument to support your position.
Once all of the marital property has been identified, the next step is to put a fair value on each piece. We have access to valuation experts to help us accurately appraise the property. Once the valuation has been completed, we begin the distribution process. Throughout the proceeding, we will work to ensure that your interests are protected. When the process hits a road block over a particular item, we will be there with you to try to negotiate a solution.
As with many other aspects of a divorce, it is important for the spouses to reach an agreement on their own whenever possible. If they don’t, the court will eventually divide the property for them. The court’s order is binding and any disputes must be appealed which takes time and money. We will do everything we can to help you reach a fair agreement.
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Contact our office today to discuss your property division questions. We offer a free initial consultation by phone or in person. You are able to reach a member of our firm at any time, day or night. You can reach us by phone at 815-723-2895, toll free at 866-733-5529 or via e-mail.
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