Division of Retirement Assets

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 07,2021

Under Illinois law, only marital property is subject to division. Unfortunately, in some cases, retirement accounts and benefits are considered marital property. Whether this situation pertains to your case depends on your unique situation.  However, there are ways to avoid the need to divide retirement accounts and benefits amid the divorce process. We can help you […]

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Tips for Emotionally Navigating the Divorce Process

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 01,2021

When going through the divorce process, individuals often go through stages of grief. Learn more about these particular stages, as well as how to reach the final acceptance stage. During this stressful phase in your life, it is important to look toward the light at the end of the tunnel. Read more about the stages […]

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What Happens to Your Small Business in an Illinois Divorce?

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 10,2021

When a small business must be considered during the division of property in a divorce, we understand the challenge the situation entails. Before the division of property in an Illinois divorce, “marital” and “non-marital” property must be distinguished from each other. Sometimes, throughout the course of a marriage, a spouse may be added as an […]

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Statistics Show Divorce Is Extremely Prevalent in the United States

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Feb 24,2021

According to the American Psychological Association and the Encyclopedia of Psychology, “about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce.” In terms of the duration of subsequent marriages, the divorce rate is even higher. If you are considering divorce, or have decided to pursue a divorce, you are not alone. At […]

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