Bringing Certainty To An Uncertain Future

Our father-son legal team at Essig Law Office combine 50 years of experience in family law. If you retain our firm, we will make you a priority. Your financial well-being is important to us and we will take the steps to ensure that an uncertain future is more certain.

The most uncontested of divorces can become highly disputed during the marital property division process. At our Washington-based law office, our attorney will focus on your best interests and financial needs, ensuring that your assets are divided properly.

At Your Side During Complex Marital Property Division

Simply stated, marital assets are property acquired during the marriage. They are subject to equitable, but not necessarily equal division. A number of factors come into play and include:

  • Income earning capacity of each party
  • Age of the parties
  • Health of the parties
  • Size of the estate
  • Financial needs of the parties

Only marital property is subject to property division in Illinois. Challenges exist, especially when assets are commingled or a long-term marriage where both parties benefit from the household income and investments.

Our job is to work with you to determine marital property versus nonmarital property. We also take on complex asset division that involves 401(k)s, pensions and retirement accounts.

Personalized Representation. Customized Strategies.

Treating each divorce case that comes to our firm individually, we will customize strategies for you. Maintaining assets following the divorce is also considered. You may face difficult decisions. Keeping your house requires income to pay the mortgage and property taxes. Selling or relinquishing your house to the other party may be an option.

Contact Essig Law Office toll free at 309-481-2431 for a free consultation with an Illinois divorce lawyer. You can also email our firm.