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Marital Property

Please note that the legal information presented on this page is written for those living in the state of Illinois.

What Does it mean?

Martial property refers to all property acquired by either spouse while married.

Things You Should Know

An item is considered marital property only if it was acquired AFTER the marriage was formed. This date can be found on your marriage license.

Some items CAN'T be marital property. These include:

  • gifts or inheritances 
  • property excluded in a prenup or another valid agreement
  • property acquired before the marriage; or
  • any property acquired while legally separated 

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