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How do I keep nonmarital property separated?

As we have discussed before in this blog, w36577933_S.jpghen a Missouri couple gets divorced, most property they own gets equitably divided between them. But only "marital" property, or property legally considered to belong to both spouses, is subject to division. Non-marital property, or things that belong to one spouse alone, goes to that spouse solely.

Getting Social Security benefits after divorce

21053342_S.jpgSocial Security is a big part of most Illinois residents' retirement plan. Though it should not be the only source of income retirees can rely upon, after paying into the system for decades, most people expect to receive Social Security benefits once they are old enough to qualify.

How does nonmartial property get 'commingled'?

31659691_S.jpgWhen talking about property division and divorce in this blog, we have often used terms like "marital property" and "non-marital" or "separate" property. Some things, like a house purchased during the marriage, are probably pretty clearly going to be marital property, while bank accounts kept in one spouse's name during the marriage have a strong claim for being separate property.

Does Illinois make divorcing couples wait?

2085028_S.jpgFamily law is largely left to each individual state to create and amend. Though a lot of things, such as no-fault divorce, are now available in every state, each state has its own procedure and requirements for getting divorced there. It is important that you don't make a procedural mistake, or else your divorce might get significantly and unnecessarily delayed.

Man caught committing bigamy with Missouri woman

1067439_S.jpgWhen you want to marry someone, make sure you are not currently married to someone else. Bigamy is against the law in Missouri, so you could find yourself facing criminal charges for trying it. It is also cause to void the second marriage, which could leave your second spouse with no right to pursue property division, spousal support or child support.

New Illinois law shortens pre-divorce separation rule

42086513_S.jpgWe have spoken a couple of times already in this blog about changes to Illinois' family law statutes, but so much has changed that a third post is necessary. Today, we will discuss how spouses no longer need to cite grounds for divorce to end their marriage sooner.

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