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December 2014 Archives

What is the difference between marital and non-marital property?

In just about every divorce, the hot topic of property division arises. In Illinois, the only property subject to division is the assets that were acquired during the marriage, with some exceptions. As Forbes magazine points out, types of marital property include the following:

The divorce rate is declining, but only for some demographics

It’s common to hear someone say that half of all marriages end in divorce. In Illinois and around the country, it is true that many couples find themselves battling over issues such as property division or child custody. However, experts say that not only has the number of divorces started to decline, but marriages in general are stronger now than they have been in years past. Yet those changes seem to be specific to only couples with a specific background.

What you should know about a military divorce

People who serve in the military are all too familiar with being apart from loved ones. At Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., we understand the strain that distance can put on a relationship as well as divorce proceedings. While these separations may be similar to civilian situations in some aspects, we know that there are often additional complications involved with military families.

So-called 'gray divorce' is on the rise

While the divorce rate in Illinois and across the country has either stabilized or even decreased for nearly every age group since 1990, it has doubled for people older than 50. According to a report in The Washington Post, the rate of divorce has more than doubled for those older than 65.