Determining if spousal maintenance is appropriate and allocating marital property are important concerns in any divorce. Questions about financial considerations can create a great deal of anxiety and stress for most men and women. Dividing assets and debts in divorce can be a daunting prospect. The breakdown of the marriage will result in dividing one household, and the household budget, into two.

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At the Law Offices of Johnson & Buh in Geneva, Wheaton and Aurora, we take a no-nonsense approach to solving difficult property division disputes. We take the time to understand the unique circumstances each of our clients are facing to craft winning strategies to obtain results, based on sound legal judgment and familiarity with the local court processes. Our trial-proven lawyers prepare every dispute for trial to protect the interests and rights of our clients.

Courts weigh a range of factors in deciding the fair distribution of assets on a case-by-case basis. Under Illinois law, what is fair is not necessarily an even split down the middle. Determining the equitable division of property requires a detailed analysis of the entire marital relationship, the individual circumstances of the parties and the assets involved, including:

  • The overall length of the marriage
  • The sources of assets and liabilities, including any nonmarital assets one spouse owns
  • The age, health and earning capacity or income of the parties
  • Each spouse's contribution to the marriage, including whether one spouse contributed to the earning capacity of the other party
  • The relative standard of living of each spouse during the marriage
  • Any potential tax consequences that attach to marital assets
  • The financial impact of parental responsibilities and parenting time arrangements

In determining maintenance (sometimes referred to as alimony), judges weigh a variety of factors to determine whether spousal maintenance is appropriate in the specific case. Illinois law provides guidelines for calculating maintenance awards. Our lawyers provide skilled guidance without resorting to false promises in fighting for the rights of our clients.

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To arrange a complimentary consultation with a knowledgeable maintenance and property allocation attorney, send us an email or call 630-282-4292. We serve clients throughout Kane, DuPage and Kendall counties.