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What Is A Deposition In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | October 5, 2020
Illinois divorce deposition

Most divorces don’t have any question of fact.  Both parties agree to the basics; how much they earn, what’s in their 401ks, where the kids are registered for school. The final outputs of the divorce, the Judgment, the MSA and the Allocation, may be negotiated but it is relatively rare that the inputs, the facts, are contested.  When there is a dispute over facts in an Illinois divorce (ex: how…

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Garnishing Your Ex’s Check For Child Support or Maintenance In Illinois

By Russell Knight | October 3, 2020
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Child support deductions in Illinois

During or at the end of your divorce or parentage action, you may have a judgment and/or order which will instruct one party to pay the other party a sum of money for child support and/or maintenance (formerly known as alimony). This order has the force of law.  Both parties are bound to follow the order of support.  But, how does that order get enforced? If the obligor party does…

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How To Get A Continuance In An Illinois Divorce Case

By Russell Knight | October 2, 2020
Motion for continuance Illinois

An Illinois divorce case starts with a Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage.  Upon that filing, the opposing party is required to file an Appearance and a Response To the Petition Of Dissolution Of Marriage. After that, nothing is really required to happen in divorce court for a while But when something is required, either party may not be prepared for that court date. If a party is not prepared, they…

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Can Maintenance Be Modified Upwards After An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 26, 2020
Alimony upwards Illinois

In Illinois, a divorce court can award one party a monthly payment of maintenance from the other party based upon a showing of need and an ability to pay.  This amount of maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is then set for a period of time or is made permanent.  This may seem like a daunting ongoing obligation but, in reality, it is extremely easy to modify a maintenance award. In…

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What Is A Substantial Change In Circumstances In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 19, 2020
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Substantial Change and Divorce

When a divorce in Illinois is finalized, the parties are issued final orders which both parties must abide by. But, life goes on and things change eventually no matter what the Marital Settlement Agreement or Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time say. Sooner or later, those documents will need to be modified. But how much change is necessary in order for a modification in an Illinois divorce court? The…

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