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Property Division

Des Plaines, Illinois Property Division Attorney

Divorce Lawyer Advising Clients throughout Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs

One of the most complex and hotly contested issues in divorce cases is property division. Property division in divorce can be further complicated by child custody, child support payments, and spousal support issues. Chicago area divorce attorney Scott D. Rogoff has more than 19 years of experience advising clients with respect to property division in divorce. If you are considering divorce, or involved in a divorce, do not hesitate to contact his office at (847) 768-2194to learn more about the division of assets.

Property Division in Illinois

Contrary to popular belief, Illinois family laws do not require an even 50/50 split of marital property. Rather, Illinois law states that marital property shall be divided in a manner which is “just and equitable.” Although case law gives some direction to judges as to what constitutes a “just and equitable” division of assets, the final determination of property division in any case is a complex and often gray matter which is subject to the quality of arguments presented by attorneys and the subjective views of a given judge.

Property division requires the court to first determine which assets and debts make up the marital estate and which are non-marital assets and debts. The marital estate includes those assets that are considered to be the joint property of both spouses. Non-marital assets are those assets that are owned by a spouse prior to a marriage or are obtained as a gift, inheritance, or pursuant to a prenuptial/postnuptial agreement. A number of factors determine whether assets and debts are part of the marital estate, such as when the property was acquired, how the title is held, and whether there has been a change or co-mingling of the assets with marital property.

It is extremely important for anyone who is getting a divorce to have an experienced Illinois divorce attorney who can make a compelling argument on his or her behalf and protect his or her financial rights. At the Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff in Des Plaines, we provide experienced and dedicated legal advice and representation with respect to all family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, and domestic violence.

We handle all property division and financial issues that occur during a divorce, including:

  • Division of retirement accounts
  • Division of real estate
  • Division of stocks, mutual funds & investment accounts
  • Division of personal property
  • Allocation of debt responsibility
  • Alimony claims
  • Child support

Experienced Negotiator and Trial Lawyer

Chicago area divorce attorney Scott D. Rogoff has been handling divorce and family law cases for more than 19 years. As an experienced negotiator and trial lawyer, he has the knowledge and skill necessary to handle complex property division issues like property tracing, commingling of funds, division of debt responsibility and division of vested and unvested retirement accounts.

We are pleased to serve clients in Chicago, suburban Chicago, and throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County and the surrounding areas. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm, contact our office at (847) 768-2194 to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable Illinois property division attorney.