What does the court look at when dividing assets in a divorce?

By Madilyn Keating Ellsworth
July 27, 2017
What does the court look at when dividing assets in a divorce?

The courts look at factors including, but not limited to, each of the parties’ contribution to marital or non-marital property, dissipation by either party of marital property, the duration of the marriage, the value of property and the agreement by the parties, the parties’ age, health, occupation, skills of the parties, whether maintenance is awarded to either party, as well as each party’s opportunity for future acquisition of assets and income.

Madilyn Keating Ellsworth is an associate attorney at the Chicago-based firm Boyle Feinberg, P.C. Madilyn practices all aspects of family law including child custody, child support, distribution of assets, and post-dissolutions matters. To learn more about Madilyn and her firm, visit www.boylefeinbergfamilylaw.com or the firm’s profile.

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July 27, 2017
Categories:  Financial Issues|FAQs

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