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Can you keep all of your 401k?

When you choose to get a divorce in Peoria, you may be prepared to have to split the value of a number of your assets with your spouse. One of the assets you may not be prepared to share, however, is your 401k. The funds in your 401k are the result of your employment; why, then, would they be considered a marital asset? First off, you should understand that the entire amount of your 401k may not be subject to property division; only the amount contributed to it during your marriage is. Since these contributions are made from your income, they are considered marital property. 

When counseling cannot save a marriage

For many couples facing problems in their relationship, meeting with a counselor is a good way to resolve differences and find some common ground. Many marriages have been salvaged as a result of counseling, which can help people understand their spouse better and discuss some of the challenges within their relationship in a healthy manner. However, counseling certainly does not work for every couple, and in some cases, it may even make the marital problems a couple is dealing with even worse. If you are dealing with this, you may have no choice but to move forward with a divorce.

Custody disputes and business travel

There are many different issues that can affect family law cases, especially when it comes to child custody. Courts examine multiple issues that may play a role in the outcome of a custody dispute and every parent is in a unique position. Some, for example, may be required to travel for long distances as a result of business. In some cases, a parent may even have to leave the country for extended periods of time due to their business. It is important to understand how this could play a role in a custody decision and do what you can to fight for your child's best interests.

Divorce as a high-profile CEO

For any couple, bringing a marriage to an end can be challenging. There may be many different family law issues to deal with for those who have kids, whether there is disagreement over child custody or child support matters arise. Parents are not the only ones who often face problems during a divorce, however. Those who are wealthy and receive a lot of attention may also face a particularly hard time when they bring their marriage to an end. If you are a high-profile CEO in Illinois, you may have to take special care when you approach the process of divorce.

Dealing with divorce while battling an illness

Our law firm is fully aware of how challenging a divorce can be. For some people, such as someone who is suffering from a health crisis, this process can be especially hard to navigate through. If you are struggling with any type of illness or health problem, you should make your health a top priority. However, you should also try to do what is best with regard to other aspects of your life, such as ending a toxic marriage.

How do prenuptial agreements work?

If you own property, have a lot of assets, or are a business owner, having a prenuptial agreement in place is a must. These agreements answer serious questions about the financial aspect of a marriage before the marriage even takes place, which makes them beneficial to people with large amounts of wealth. Forbes explains how prenups work so you can decide whether one is right for you.

High-asset divorce and estate plans

There are various considerations that may arise for those who move ahead with a high-asset divorce, many of which have been covered on our blog. However, other divorce-related issues can arise during and after a high-asset divorce, some of which can have a major impact on a person's future. For example, revising an estate plan may be necessary once someone splits up with their spouse, among other changes that may prompt someone to take a second look at their estate plan. As someone with sizable assets, it is essential to approach this issue with care.

New opportunities after a divorce

Often, people focus on some of the negative aspects of divorce, such as the amount of time and money that may be lost, stress during the entire process, the division of marital property, custody disputes and so on. However, it is important to note that there are a number of benefits associated with divorce. Not only can many people find peace of mind and a sense of freedom, but they may be able to pursue a variety of new opportunities after splitting up with their marital partner.

Divorce and offshore accounts

When a couple decides that their marriage should be brought to an end, many questions may arise, especially those which are financial in nature. For example, people may wonder how much child support they will receive or how much alimony they will have to pay. The distribution of marital property is another financial challenge that often arises during divorce and can be particularly tricky for some couples, especially those who have significant assets. High-asset divorce can be very complicated with respect to the distribution of marital property and some people have additional issues to deal with, such as offshore accounts.

Divorce during a mid-life crisis

There are all sorts of issues that arise with regard to divorce, whether they are financial or emotional in nature. Everyone's circumstances are unique, and some people may face a more challenging divorce than others. For example, some people who have decided to end their marriage may find that outside pressures make the divorce process even tougher. Moreover, some people may find that divorce gives rise to other challenges in life, which highlights how essential it is to prepare for the different ways that divorce could affect you.

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