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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…

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Standard Of Living And Maintenance In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 16, 2021
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Standard of Living Enjoyed During The Marriage

Most of people’s understanding of divorce comes from television and movies…which are made in California. Therefore, we often parrot back Californian law that has little to no impact in states such as Illinois. One Californian legal concept is that the…

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What is Non-Modifiable Maintenance In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 8, 2020
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Non-modifiable alimony in Illinois

Maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is the manner in which Illinois divorce courts assure both parties to a divorce that they will be able to maintain their lifestyles post-divorce until they are able to “get back on their feet.” Illinois…

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Maintenance Modifications And Taxes After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | December 5, 2020
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Taxes and Alimony in Illinois

Before 2019, maintenance (formerly known as alimony) worked much differently in Illinois. Over time, laws change and people’s circumstances change. Maintenance almost always gets modified in the future due to an economic setback for the payor, an economic boost for…

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Deferred Compensation Plans And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | November 27, 2020
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Illinois Divorce And Deferred Compensation

There are so many ways to save for retirement that it feels like you have to be a financial expert to understand the various retirement accounts available and their respective tax advantages. In reality, most retirement plans in the United…

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Royalties And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | November 26, 2020
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Divorce and royalty income in Illinois

Getting paid for working is nice. But getting paid over and over again for work that’s already been done is even better. The problem with a lot of work is that the creator and their investors/distributors have no idea what…

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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…

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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…

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What Is A True Up In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 14, 2020
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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. …

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Second Jobs, Overtime And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | July 5, 2020
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Overtime and 2nd Jobs In An Illinois Divorce

Divorce is financially stressful.  Two incomes used to support one household before the divorce.  After the divorce, one income often supports two households. On top of those household expenses are the divorce attorneys’ fees.  Often the only way to pay…

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