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Unfit Parents And Child Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 13, 2021
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Unfit Parent In Illinois

Some parents are good. Some parents are bad. Some parents are so bad that they are deemed to be unfit parents by an Illinois court of law. A finding that a person is an “unfit parent” essentially strips that parent of their rights to their children. Because of this extreme result of terminating a parent’s rights, unfitness is taken very seriously by Illinois courts. In Illinois, a finding of unfitness…

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A New Spouse’s Income After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 7, 2021
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Remarriage and Child Support

At the moment an Illinois divorce is registered, the final court documents capture a moment in time. A moment where both parties are unmarried…but they won’t be for long. People who get divorced usually get married again. A remarriage means an entangling of a spouse’s finances with their new spouse. How does a new spouse’s income affect maintenance, child support and other matters after an Illinois divorce? Initially, a Marital…

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How To Disinherit Your Spouse In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 1, 2021
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Disinherited Spouse

When you’re getting married you hear the words “’Til Death Do Us Part.” When you contemplate divorce, you don’t want your current spouse to have anything after you die. So, how do you disinherit a spouse in Illinois? A Divorce Automatically Disinherits A Former Spouse After a divorce, a spouse is automatically written out of any existing wills. “No will or any part thereof is revoked by any change in…

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Trust Funds For Children And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | February 28, 2021
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Trust Funds and Divorce

Trust funds are way to set aside money for a specific purpose. Trusts are especially useful for applying money for the benefit of someone who cannot manage the money themselves such as a child. A trust is “an equitable or beneficial right or title to land or other property, held for the beneficiary by another person, in whom resides the legal title or ownership, recognized and enforced by courts of…

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Can You Talk To Your Spouse During An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | February 27, 2021
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Talking To Spouse During Divorce

Divorce is the end of a relationship but the relationship is rarely truly over. During a divorce, the marriage is still unwinding as parties arrange schedules with their children, divide assets and debts and arrange for support. During the divorce, the parties may have their own divorce attorneys who communicate with each other regarding the divorce. These divorce lawyers’ communications will be formal, direct and expensive. So, are you allowed…

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