Does fault ever play a role in asset division?

By Sean Sullivan
May 24, 2016

No. Unfortunately, divorce is, at least from a lawyer's perspective and the division of assets aspect, a business proposition. Unfortunately, our clients often look at is as the emotional impact and we understand and look at that, but that's why you hire someone such as ourselves. We're experienced at divorce and detached emotionally as we look at the situation. A division of assets is approached in a very black and white mathematical only view. Fault would imply that there's an emotional component to the division of assets and there isn’t. It is just simply, what is the law? What is the right? What is the equitable breakup and the distribution of the assets?

Sean Sullivan is a family lawyer practicing in the Elmhurst, Illinois area at the law offices of Laura M Urbik Kern, specializing in child custody and dissolution in divorce. Visit his website,, and Divorce Magazine profile.

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May 24, 2016
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