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Garnishing Social Security In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 7, 2022
Social Security Garnishment

When people get older, they ponder their life decisions. Often, they say, “Why did I let him get away with NOT paying child support or maintenance all those years.” The man who failed to pay (it is almost always a…

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Cash In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 3, 2022
How to prove cash in an Illinois divorce

Cash money has a strange effect on people. Cash seems more real because you can touch and see the money. Cash is not just digital numbers on a spreadsheet somewhere. Cash can be instantly transferred or received. If no one…

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Non-Guidelines Maintenance In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 19, 2022
Non-guidelines alimony in Illinois

In an Illinois divorce, there is a presumption that a supporting spouse or a spouse who made significantly more than the other spouse will have to pay the other spouse maintenance (formerly known as alimony). The amount of that maintenance…

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What If I Don’t Know My Ex-Spouse’s Income After An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | February 25, 2022
An ex-spouse's income in Illinois

When two parties to an Illinois divorce have an ongoing obligation, maintenance or child support, between them, that obligation is usually based on the parties’ incomes at the time the order was entered. As time passes both parties’ incomes will…

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Degrees And Licenses In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 1, 2022
Degrees and licenses in an Illinois divorce

Having a professional degree and license is often very lucrative (take it from me). A degree makes a person eligible for certain professional positions and a license makes a license holder an exclusive provider of some regulated service. These restrictions…

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How To Read A Cash Flow Statement In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | October 31, 2021
Cash Flow Statement And Divorce

If you or your spouse own a business or part of a business, that business must be determined to be marital or non-marital for the purposes of division of assets in your Illinois divorce. If the business was started, acquired,…

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The Duty To Seek Employment After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | June 5, 2021
Seek employment after divorce

After a maintenance award is made in an Illinois divorce, there will be some language that will specify the amount and duration of maintenance. The amount and duration of maintenance is “designed to allow the recipient spouse to maintain the…

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Retirement And Maintenance In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 9, 2021
Alimony and Retirement In An Illinois Divorce

Maintenance, formerly known as “alimony” in Illinois, is a way to further insure an equitable division of finances between two spouses who have unequal incomes. One spouse has relied on the other spouse for regular financial support, the Illinois legislature…

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A New Spouse’s Income After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 7, 2021
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
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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