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Part two: Dividing assets in Illinois from a controlling spouse

16445433_s.jpgIn our last post we focused on the importance of gathering all financial information and having copies of all documents when getting ready to divorce. This should be done even when the divorce is amicable, but especially when one spouse is controlling and there is contention. 

Part one: Dividing assets in Illinois from a controlling spouse

12122038_s.jpgThere are financial risks involved when going through a divorce. For example, a spiteful wife could rack up thousands of dollars worth of credit card debt. Or, she could attempt to hide all documents related to her retirement account and any joint accounts, basically trying to get a bigger share in the divorce settlement. And while this can certainly happen in any divorce, it is of particular concern when one spouse is controlling.

Without prenup wife may walk away with $3 billion in divorce

9413867_s.jpgWhen it comes to divorce in Illinois, the state is an "equitable distribution" state. This means that property and other assets are not necessarily divided equally. This can increase the need for proper representation when it comes to dividing up marital property. 

Father wants employee perks out of child support calculation

13750456_s.jpgWhen two parents split up -- whether they were married or not -- the Illinois courts will use statutory guidelines to determine how much the non-custodial parent should be paying in child support. A number of factors, such as the net income of the non-custodial parent, are included in the child support formula in order to determine how much monthly payments should be.

Property division plays larger role in 'gray divorce'

3110490_s.jpgWhen Danny DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman announced their separation, many were shocked. The couple had been married for 30 years and most assumed the two would be together for the rest of their lives. However, while there has been rumor that the two reconciled, their separation actually falls in line with the divorce trend among those older than 50. 

Military divorce: Where to file the paperwork

7515749_s.jpgFor Illinois residents who want to get a divorce, what state to file in is rather straight-forward. Unlike those in the military, it is normally clear to both spouses where their residency is. However, with military spouses, it can become rather complicated when trying to figure out where to file for divorce.

Father fights back against child relocation request

19168235_s.jpgWhen one parent wants to move out of the state with the children, the parent in Illinois cannot just pack up and move. Rather, the other parent needs to approve of this move. If the other parent does not approve, both will most likely find themselves in court trying to convince a judge why this move should or should not happen.

Husband may have been victim of domestic battery

2925979_s.jpgWhen talking about domestic abuse, many tend to assume the victim is a woman -- either a wife or a girlfriend -- and that the abuser is a man -- either the husband or boyfriend. And while these scenarios certainly do play out, it is important to keep in mind that men can also be the victims of domestic abuse.

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