You didn't plan to end up divorced when you got married, so you never even thought of executing a prenuptial agreement. Now, you're staring a potential divorce down and feeling incredibly nervous about the possible outcome. There's all kinds of misinformation out there. Will your spouse get everything, while you walk away from your marriage a pauper? It seems like the internet is full of stories about people who lost everything in their divorce.
The reality of a divorce in Illinois is much less frightening than how the online horror stories may make it seem. Social media can promote exaggeration and even lying, making it hard to know what to expect. Generally speaking, the courts will do their best to ensure the process is fair to you, your spouse and any children that you have together. However, every family is unique, so it's impossible to accurately predict exactly how assets will get split between spouses.