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Immigration Status And Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 1, 2021
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Permanent residency and divorce

Getting into the United States is relatively easy. Staying in the United States, legally, is the tricky part. Many people who get permission to remain in the United States beyond the terms of their visa do so by adjusting their immigration status through marrying a U.S. Citizen. So, what happens to an immigration status after a divorce? Divorce While Applying for a Green Card Or Permanent Residency When a U.S.…

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IRS Tax Debt And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | January 1, 2021
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Tax debt and divorce in Illinois

A broken marriage can be the final result of a series of financial disasters. When a couple experiences loss of income, additional expenses and debt, that couple will end the year without paying their taxes in full. That leaves the couple in debt to the IRS and the local state government. Finally, the strain of all their financial problems can cause a couple to divorce. What happens to IRS tax…

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Cohabitation Agreements In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 28, 2020
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Cohabitation Agreements In Illinois

People are getting married a lot less but they’re living together as couples without being married. How can these couples memorialize their living arrangement? How can couples buy property together and later divide those purchases if they break up…all without actually getting married or divorced? There should be a standard form, a cohabitation agreement that unmarried couples can enter into to formalize their lives as a couple beyond splitting checks…

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Social Media Evidence And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 27, 2020
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Facebook posts in divorce court

Social media; Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter, etc., has changed everything. Like a giant wall of public graffiti, social media has exposed everyone’s inner most thoughts (if they cared to share them) to the world. These thoughts can later be screenshot, printed and presented as evidence in any kind of court case…and they come up in family law cases A LOT.   One can imagine admissions via social media of…

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What Is A Constructive Trust In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 26, 2020
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What is a constructive trust?

Illinois family law has a lot of buzzwords that divorce lawyers understand (or pretend to) that regular people can’t seem to wrap their head around. “Constructive trusts” is one of those buzzwords. If you search for “constructive trust” in the Illinois statutes, you’ll come back with exactly one instance of the term…which is just a referral to the court’s power to create a constructive trust. This is because “constructive trust”…

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