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What Is A True Up In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 14, 2020
True Up Illinois Divorce

People’s incomes change after divorce. But, the obligations of child support and maintenance seem written in stone at the moment the divorce is entered.  Of course, both child support and maintenance can be modified with good cause during later years.  But, if one or both parties incomes are guaranteed to fluctuate every year, it is silly to file a motion to modify every single year.  In lieu of constant modifications,…

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What Is A Subpoena In An Illinois Divorce Case?

By Russell Knight | August 11, 2020
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Divorce subpoena in Illinois

While most days lawyers are busy begging the court for permission to do this or do that, there are something lawyers can do with great effect and without anyone’s permission.  In Illinois, lawyers can issue subpoenas.  Subpoenas are formal requests from lawyers…and those requests must be complied with by law.  In fact, the etymology of the word for subpoena is “under penalty.” Why Issue A Subpoena In An Illinois Divorce?…

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What Is A Summons In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 8, 2020
Illinois Summons for Divorce

There are a variety of initial divorce documents which you must prepare to initiate an Illinois divorce.  A Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage outlines all of the broad details of your divorce; you were married, had some children, own some marital property and now you want a divorce, a parenting schedule and a division of that marital property.  Attached to the Petition For Dissolution of Marriage is a document called…

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What Is A Voluntary Acknowledgment Of Paternity In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | August 7, 2020
Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Illinois

How is paternity determined in Illinois? While it may be obvious as to who is the mother of a child (the woman who gave birth to that child) it is not 100% certain who is the father of a child. Our society has decided it is not necessary for every child to undergo a DNA test to determine who is the father.  Instead, in Illinois, we just declare the husband of…

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When Should I File For Divorce In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | August 7, 2020
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Timing and Divorce In Illinois

Thinking about divorce is common.  Every married person has thought about divorce. Most married people have researched divorce (and stumbled on sites like this). But when it comes to filing for divorce, people are hesitant.  Even if a person is ready to file for divorce, when is the best time to file for divorce?  In Illinois, there are a few timing considerations when deciding when to file for a divorce.…

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