No. They won't, not upfront unless if the parties want to come to some type of agreement and parties are always free to come to their own agreement as long as the judge thinks it's fair and reasonable. So, as a general rule under law, no they wouldn’t be accounted but if the parties wanted to keep them going and to keep running them through the business, the parties would be free to come up with that agreement on their own.
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, www.laurakern.com, and Divorce Magazine profile.
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