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Assets difficult to value make divorce property division tricky

Illinois couples know that putting a monetary value on all of their possessions can be difficult. When done during a divorce, this task is almost impossible. Some assets, however, can be more problematic than others due to their nature. In order to split a married couple’s assets during a divorce, everything that is marital property must be valued and divided in some way. This even split can be modified by an agreement, but generally there is no escaping the valuation stage. For stock options and restricted stock, thisContinue reading

Dividing your assets at divorce with prenuptial agreements

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Monday, August 12, 2013. Prenuptial agreements are an important part of the proceedings when there is a high asset divorce. Illinois residents who are preparing for marriage or divorce may be interested to know some things to look out for when preparing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement or attempting to negotiate property division at the dissolution of a marriage. A prenuptial agreement that is very old and without any postnuptial modifications or clarifications is liable to be challenged by theContinue reading

Fox legal analyst gives advice on prenuptial agreements

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, July 26, 2013. As of 2011, Chicago’s divorce rate stood at 7.4 percent for men and 10.2 percent for women. As a result, some residents interested in getting married in the near future — or perhaps those who have been married and are now considering divorce — may be interested in learning more about prenuptial agreements and how they influence family law matters in Illinois. A recent segment on “Fox & Friends” may provide them with valuable insight. While discussing theContinue reading

Divorced spouses remain liable for mortgage payments

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Thursday, July 11, 2013. When a couple files for divorce in Illinois, a common practice that often occurs is for one spouse to sign off on a deed to a house and transfer it to the spouse still living in the home. Although this transfer of property has legally occurred, as far as the mortgage company is concerned, both spouses are still responsible for payment of the mortgage as the lender does not have to remove either spouse’s name fromContinue reading