I owned our house prior to our marriage—does my spouse have an interest?

Generally speaking, under current Illinois law, any property acquired prior to marriage, or during the marriage through gift or inheritance, remains the owner's non-marital property as long as the owner keeps the property in their name only. However, at times these non-marital properties can become partially or fully marital in character and subject to division in a divorce. A detailed consultation with your attorney will assist you in properly characterizing your property in a divorce.

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