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Equitable division of property does not necessarily mean 50/50

When it comes to property division during divorce, Illinois is an equitable distribution state. Contrary to what many people may believe, however, equitable distribution does not necessarily mean an equal division of property. Rather, the appropriate measure is that the division is found to be equally fair to both parties.

What should I avoid doing during a divorce?

Although we often discuss various actions that may be beneficial during divorce proceedings on this blog, what actions to avoid may be just as important. While it is possible to readdress things such as custody arrangements, child support and even alimony payments after a divorce is settled, returning to court can be a time-consuming and costly effort for those in Illinois. If you'd like to hopefully have everything settled the first time around, here are a few things you may wish to avoid. 

Anne Griffin says prenup should be thrown out in divorce

Prenuptial agreements are exceptionally useful tools to ensure that certain assets are protected should a marriage possibly end in divorce. However, it may seem as though nearly every high-profile divorce has at least one party that challenges the validity of a prenup. Illinois billionaire Ken Griffin recently filed for divorce from his wife, and the couple's prenup has been at the center of contention.

Establishing child custody during divorce may not always be easy

For most divorcing parents in Illinois, establishing child custody is usually a main priority. However, while this task may be of importance to both parties, it is not necessarily easily agreed upon. Sadly, one party may attempt to use the child as a bargaining chip or there may be dissenting views concerning what is in the best interest of the child. When it comes to fighting for child custody, our firm is readily equipped to stand up for your parental rights.

Stepparent adoption generally requires consent from birth parent

Illinois parents who later marry or re-marry an individual who is not the biological parent of their children may wish to give their spouse a greater legal role in their children's life. For some, this may mean that they wish for their new spouse to adopt their children. While this is a wonderful act, stepparent adoption cannot be accomplished without consent from the child's other biological parent.

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