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Should man's ex-wife be entitled to his lottery winnings?

Couples going through a divorce may face disagreements on several issues, including property division. In most states, including Illinois, a judge may decide what is considered equitable distribution, instead of automatically dividing the property fifty-fifty.

Richard Marx and Cynthia Rhodes announce divorce

Residents of Illinois know that even though Hollywood sees its fair share of short-lived marriages, not all cases of celebrity divorce are flashes in the pan. Sometimes, much like many other divorces, a couple decides to end a marriage many years after their big day. This is the case of a recent high-profile divorce from a Lake Bluff, Ill. couple.

Should you consciously uncouple?

A recent article asks if "conscious uncoupling" is a better way to divorce. The term has come to light after the announcement by Gwyneth Paltrow of her separation from husband Chris Martin. Rather than divorce, Paltrow described that her separation would be a conscious uncoupling.

Property at issue in divorce of husband and wife art collectors

The divorce process can be extremely complicated, and no two cases are exactly alike. If you have children, their individual personalities and specific needs may largely shape the terms of your divorce. Likewise, if you and your spouse have accumulated significant assets during the course of your marriage, the amount of those assets and exactly how they were acquired may have to be carefully examined to reach what we call in Illinois an equitable property division.

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