I Bought Something With My Spouse Using Non-marital Property. What Will Happen In My Chicago divorce?

In a Chicago, Illinois divorce, all property held by either of the two parties (or both) is either marital property or non-marital property. Marital property is divisible in the divorce proceedings while non-marital property stays with the person in possession or title of that property. The short rule of thumb is that if either party…

I signed a Mahr and I’m getting divorced in Chicago, Illinois. Can I enforce the Mahr in court?

In Islam,a mahr (also transliterated mehir, mehr, meher, mehrieh or mahriyeh) is a mandatory payment, in the form of money or possessions paid or promised to pay by the groom, or by groom’s father, to the bride at the time of marriage, that legally becomes her property.  While the mahr is often money, it can also be anything agreed upon by the bride such…