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CHICAGO DIVORCE LAWYER ARTICLES

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein.

“The rules of court we have promulgated are not aspirational. They are not suggestions. They have the force of law, and the presumption must be that they will be obeyed and enforced as written.” Bright v. Dicke, 652 N.E.2d 275 (1995)

“[E]veryone is presumed to know the law and ignorance of the law excuses no one” Jones v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, 2013 IL App (1st) 122437

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Assuming a mortgage after an Illinois divorce
Marital Property

Mortgage Assumption In An Illinois Divorce

For forty years it was simple to get your spouse off your mortgage so you could keep the marital home after an Illinois divorce. The spouse that kept the marital house would refinance the mortgage.

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POA After An Illinois Divorce
Illinois Law

Power Of Attorney And Divorce In Illinois

Power of Attorney is “[a]n instrument granting someone authority to act as agent or attorney-in-fact for the grantor” Black’s Law Dictionary (11th ed. 2019) Power of Attorney is a state designated form that allows one person

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Step-parents In An Illinois Divorce
Divorce

Stepparents and Divorce In Illinois

Divorce isn’t just the ending of a marriage, divorces can also be a new beginning.  New relationships will blossom and then strengthen. If a divorced person has children, this means that there will be a stepparent

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Parenting Time Missed
Parenting Time

Make Up Parenting Time In Illinois

Sooner or later, a parenting time schedule is going to be entered during an Illinois divorce. Each parent will have certain days and nights with the children. Eventually, “life” will happen and one parent will

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