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Common Law Marriage in Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 24, 2019
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In the old days, folks would just get married in a church, jump a broom, or just start living together. Before 1905, people in Illinois did not have run down to the county clerk to register their marriage. Our forefathers…

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Inheritance and Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 21, 2019
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Inheritance and divorce in Illinois

Inheritance money is rarely given to a couple together.  Last wills and testaments almost always read “to my dear my son” not “to my dear son-in-law.”  So, when the deceased wished that a property go to a single person, that…

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How To Value A House In a Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 15, 2019
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House Value In Divorce

For most divorcing couples the marital home is the most valuable asset they have.  If that house was purchased while the couple was married, the house is a marital asset and therefore divisible in a divorce. Even if the house…

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What Should Child Support Cover in Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2019
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What does child support cover in Illinois

Child support in Illinois is calculated based on a complicated formula where both parents’ incomes are used to calculate the non-custodial parent’s obligation to the custodial parent. This amount of money is then ordered to be paid by the non-custodial…

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Adultery And Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 8, 2019
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Adultery and Divorce in Illinois

When a marriage breaks apart, it’s a horrible and painful process.  When adultery is the cause of the break up, it makes the break up even harder.  Beyond the mere hurt of being rejected for someone else, the betrayal and…

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Can You Go To Jail For Not Paying Child Support in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 4, 2019
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You can definitely be put in jail for not paying child support in Chicago, Illinois…but it takes a while. Petition for Rule To Show Cause An order for child support is a court order like any other order from the…

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What Are The Grounds For Divorce In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 2, 2019
Grounds for divorce in Chicago Illinois

In the old days you couldn’t just ask for a divorce because you wanted one.  You needed “grounds” or a tangible reason to be divorced.  The grounds for divorce in Illinois would be adultery, desertion, imprisonment, etc.  This meant that…

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