IL divorce lawyerRetirement savings accounts are often one of a married couple’s most valuable assets, especially in a long-term marriage. Since Illinois law states that both spouses can be said to have made contributions to building that asset, both spouses will receive a fair and equitable share of their 401(k). Contributions do not need to be direct financial contributions to count under Illinois law. Homemakers and stay-at-home parents can contribute to their spouse’s ability to earn money to put into retirement accounts in other ways. Only allowing the spouse who worked for pay to keep a married couple’s retirement funds could produce very unfair results, leaving the homemaker without a means of financial support after the divorce. A Naperville, IL, divorce lawyer can help you understand your rights when it comes to dividing a retirement account in divorce.