Dividing Assets In Divorce
Financial uncertainty is often a source of significant stress during a divorce. The attorneys of Stein & Stein, Ltd., partner with clients to develop a legal strategy to pursue their financial goals during the divorce process and into the future.
In Illinois, marital property is divided according to the court process of “equitable distribution.” Marital assets are not split 50/50 but are divided in a way that the court finds to be equitable, or fair, based on a variety of factors.
Divorcing spouses who would prefer not to leave these decisions up to a judge can negotiate some or all concerns relating to property division. The attorneys at Stein & Stein are skilled in negotiating agreements when it is in our clients’ best interests and also prepared to present a compelling case for your best interests in court when necessary.
Our attorneys’ extensive experience is best suited to cases with substantial marital assets. We help clients identify, value, preserve and aggressively negotiate for a fair share of assets, including:
- Retirement accounts
- Savings and investment accounts
- Pension benefits
- Real estate property
- Business assets
- Antiques and other heirlooms
- Digital assets
Complex Estate Litigation
Divorces involving significant assets may bring up issues involving trusts and estates. Clients who wish to preserve wealth for future generations appreciate our extensive experience litigating complex estate cases. We have helped individuals and families resolve disputes surrounding trusts and estates for decades.