In Chicago, Illinois, How Do I Live In The Same House As My Spouse During My Divorce?

Often clients first questions are “should I move out? If I move out won’t I be accused of abandoning the family or relinquishing my claims to the marital home?” In regards to children, parenting time and custody issues, moving out is a strategic decision that must be handled carefully. Especially with the disparities between Chicago…

I used non-marital funds to purchase the family home in Chicago. Do I get those non-marital funds reimbursed?

In short, it depends how the family home was held. If the family home was held in your name exclusively and you used those non-marital funds (usually an inheritance) to pay the mortgage of the home, then you could have reasonable chain of title showing that this property was non-marital and remained non-marital because the…