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Illinois Marital Property Laws

All property obtained by a couple during the course of their marriage is considered "marital property" and subject to division upon divorce in some states. In states that recognize community property, even items obtained individually (but during the marriage) are subject to divorce. Illinois marital property laws do not recognize community property, which means property is not necessarily divided down the middle.

Learn more about Illinois marital property laws in the table below. See FindLaw's Divorce and Property section for more details.

Community Property Recognized? No
Dower And Curtesy Dower and curtesy abolished as of 1/1/72 (755 ILCS 5/2-9)

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Illinois divorce attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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