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Mental Illness And Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | June 26, 2022
Mental Health And Divorce?

The family law and divorce system in Illinois was written and promulgated imagining reasonable, rational parties unwinding their lives in a logical manner. We all get emotional during a break up and the family law system is set up to…

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What Are The Different Types Of Child Custody In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 29, 2022

Our culture is full of references to different types of child custody; sole custody, joint custody. legal custody, physical custody among others.  In Illinois is child custody really something that you can fit into a box and label so cleanly?…

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Why Is Custody Usually Awarded To Women In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | February 17, 2022
Mothers get custody in Illinois

If you do a quick survey of divorce parents with children in Illinois, you will notice something very quickly: the women usually have more parenting time. Aren’t Illinois child custody laws supposed to be blind to gender? Why do women…

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At What Age Can A Child Choose Not To Visit The Non-Custodial Parent In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | January 31, 2022
Children's decisions and divorce

Parenting children is not easy.  Parenting children is even harder when you’re not parenting in the same household as the other parent.  The shuttling back and forth of children to two different homes is hard on everyone involved. Children are…

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Child Representatives In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 29, 2022
Child Rep Illinois

A divorce case is not the legal resolution of a moment in time like an accident tort or an instance of criminal activities. A divorce case unwinds the matters of two people who were together for years. When those two…

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Can My Ex Take My Child’s Phone After An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | January 3, 2022
Cell phones and parenting in Illinois

Cell phones are ubiquitous nowadays…even for children.   For the children of divorced parents, cell phones can let each parent have constant communication with the child. Children can use their phones in case of emergency to contact either parent. But,…

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

By Russell Knight | September 19, 2020
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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Religion And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 1, 2020
Divorce and Religion In Illinois

They say you should never talk about politics, sex or religion in polite company. Debating some issues only lead to disagreements and hurt feelings. Well, when you’re getting divorced, you already disagree while your feelings are hurt so you might…

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Daycare and Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 27, 2020
Child care expenses in Illinois custody cases

Before a child is in kindergarten, they love you completely no matter what you’ve done. The child will barely even know you’re divorced or separated from the other parent.  It’s a very special time to be a parent but most…

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Guns, Firearms and Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 17, 2020
Divorce and Guns in Illinois

In America you have the right to own a gun…under certain conditions based on local, state and federal law.  Once you get divorce, or start to get divorced, the conditions of your gun ownership have an additional layer…the clauses of…

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