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How To Suspend An Illinois Driver’s License For Failure To Pay Child Support

By Russell Knight | June 11, 2022
Suspend A Driver's License In Illinois

If your child’s other parent is behind on their child support in an amount worth 90 days or 3 months worth of support, you can ask that your child’s other parent’s Illinois driver’s license be suspended. “If an obligor has…

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Trust Funds For Children And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | June 3, 2022
Trust Funds and Divorce

Trust funds are way to set aside money for a specific purpose. Trusts are especially useful for applying money for the benefit of someone who cannot manage the money themselves such as a child. A trust is “an equitable or…

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Child Support and 50/50 Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 11, 2022
Child Support With 50/50 Custody

Everyone knows that the parent who has the child the majority of the time is awarded child support.  But what happens when neither parent has the child most of the time? What if the parents are splitting custody 50/50?  What…

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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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Admitting Bank Statement And Tax Returns Into Evidence In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 5, 2022
Bank statements in divorce

In an Illinois divorce, the parties’ incomes must be verified. To ensure that a spouse is being paid what they claim they are being paid, ask to see what money they are actually collecting and what money they tell the…

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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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Going Back To School After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 1, 2022
Returning to college after a divorce in Illinois

A divorce is a big change. It is not uncommon for a divorced party to treat that change as an opportunity for self-improvement. If a soon-to-be-divorced person is foreseeing a lifestyle that goes from two incomes to one income, they…

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What Is A Wife Entitled To In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | April 19, 2022
What is a spouse entitled to in an Illinois divorce?

In the panic of considering a divorce in Illinois, both parties will be quick to consider the “worst case scenario” and research what they are each entitled to. Inevitably, the parties to a potential divorce specifically want to know what…

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Imputing Income In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 17, 2022
Determining what someone should make in an Illinois divorce

There are three quantifiable inputs in an Illinois divorce: 1) Time the children currently spend with each parent, 2) Marital assets and debts of the couple and 3) The income of each party. Everything else that determines the results in…

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Can You Go To Jail For Not Paying Child Support in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | April 13, 2022
child support jail

You can definitely be put in jail for not paying child support in Chicago, Illinois…but it takes a while. Petition for Rule To Show Cause An order for child support is a court order like any other order from the…

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