In divorce cases, property is categorized as marital or non-marital property. Marital property will be divided between spouses. Illinois follows an approach known as equitable distribution, meaning that marital property is distributed equitably between the spouses. Equitable does not necessarily mean equal. A court determines what an equitable distribution is by examining several factors enumerated in the law. I have many years of experience to help identify and apply those factors that maximize the division of property.