Can My Spouse Make Medical Decisions For Me If We’re Getting Divorced In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | September 29, 2018
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power of attorney divorce in Chicago, Illinois

Yes.  In Illinois, if your spouse has 1) not yet divorced you, 2) you have no health care power of attorney, and 3) you are not conscious then your spouse can make medical decisions on your behalf. Understandably, this is…

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How Do I Know If My Prenuptial Agreement Will Be Enforced In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | September 29, 2018
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Prenup Lawyer

When two people get divorced in Illinois, they follow the procedures of the Illinois Marriage And Dissolution of Marriage Act to determine what will happen to their assets and incomes upon entering the final judgment of dissolution of marriage. In…

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Being A Spanish Speaking Lawyer In Chicago

By Russell Knight | September 19, 2018
Abogado que habla espanol en Chicago

I’m 6’2” and all my ancestors are from Great Britain. Actually, I’m Canadian by birth.  Yet, here I am, one of the Spanish speaking lawyers in Chicago. When I speak Spanish with a good accent (rolling Rs) people are often…

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Bankruptcy and Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 12, 2018
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Divorce and Bankruptcy in Cook County

Whether you or your spouse have filed for bankruptcy and then divorce, or divorce and then bankruptcy, you’ll need to know how bankruptcy and divorce affect each other. It’s important to understand that there are two types of personal bankruptcies…

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Parenting Alone In Chicago # 1: Lincoln Park Zoo

By Russell Knight | September 11, 2018
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Lincoln Park Zoo visitation

This article will be the first in a series of articles I will write about advice on how to parent in Chicago alone.  Whether you’re divorced, separated or just have the kids alone for a weekend, constructive activities are an…

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What Will Happen To My Health Insurance In My Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 9, 2018
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Insurance and Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

In Illinois, there’s no actual law regarding health insurance and divorce. As long as you are married, you have the right to stay on the policy of your insured spouse.  Conversely, as long as you are married, you must maintain…

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When Will My Chicago, Illinois Divorce be Truly Over?

By Russell Knight | September 7, 2018
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Cook County Divorce

As you might infer from the question, there is never a time your divorce case can truly be considered “over” or “finished”. Before we go onto why, let’s talk about divorce procedures briefly. Illinois law governs divorces in a section…

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What Are Sanctions In A Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 5, 2018
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Contempt of court in Chicago

According to the law.com legal dictionary, a sanction is defined as “a financial penalty imposed by a judge on a party or attorney for violation of a court rule, for receiving a special waiver of a rule, or as a…

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Who Gets To Claim The Kids On Their Taxes In A Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 5, 2018
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Illinois Divorce Taxes

Short Answer Whatever the divorced parties agree to can be put in the final order or in subsequent orders. If you don’t agree as to declaring the children for tax purposes the judge will usually order an alternating schedule for…

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What Happens If My Husband Or Wife Lies About Their Assets Or Income in My Chicago, Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 4, 2018
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Wife lies in divorce in Chicago

Illinois divorce law relies on both parties disclosing all of their assets and income to the other party in order to settle their divorce.  But what happens if one party lies about their assets or income in a Chicago, Illinois…

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