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Joint Simplified Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 11, 2022
Simple Illinois Divorce

Getting a divorce in Illinois is not simply filling out forms. Otherwise, everyone would get divorced by merely checking boxes and submitting a form. Marriage and the dissolution therefrom is a fundamental right. Marriage and divorce are taken seriously by…

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Extortion And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 10, 2022
Blackmail in an Illinois Divorce

Divorce is the unwinding your life from someone who knows you really, really well. Your spouse or ex-spouse may threaten you in order to get your cooperation during or after your Illinois divorce. Sometimes, these threats are illegal and punishable…

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When Can You Appeal An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | May 7, 2022
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Appealing an Illinois Divorce

You are not always going to get the result you want from an Illinois divorce judge. If the Illinois divorce judge does not rule in your favor, you are entitled to appeal that decision within 30 days of the final…

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Reconciliation And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 2, 2022
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Reconciliation in the middle of an Illinois divorce

Not everything works out in a marriage. Not everything works out in a divorce, either. Sometimes divorcing parties get back together in the middle of their divorce. I applaud and encourage all the couples who try to have a second…

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False Reports To DCFS In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 1, 2022
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False Allegation to Illinois DCFS

Divorces are heated. Often, parents don’t agree on how to raise their children. Sometimes, parents, their relatives and/or friends can even believe a child is in danger to the point where they call the authorities. In Illinois, the Department of…

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How Soon Can You Get Married After An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | March 27, 2022
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How long after divorce until you can remarry in Illinois?

People often finally get divorced…in order to marry someone else. How long must you wait after an Illinois divorce to remarry? To get married in Illinois, you must obtain a marriage license. “When a marriage application has been completed and…

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Refinancing A Mortgage In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 20, 2022
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Refinancing A Home After An Illinois Divorce

When you marry someone, you make a promise to them that will last years and years. When you take out a mortgage, you also make a promise that will last years and years. Extracting yourself from the obligations of a…

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Bankruptcy and Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 17, 2022
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Divorce and Bankruptcy in Cook County

Whether you or your spouse have filed for bankruptcy and then divorce, or divorce and then bankruptcy, you’ll need to know how bankruptcy and divorce affect each other. It’s important to understand that there are two types of personal bankruptcies…

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Stepparents and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 16, 2022
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Step-parents In An Illinois Divorce

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 situation that everyone will have…

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Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 16, 2022
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SSDI and divorce in Illinois

In America, almost everyone is expected to work. A person who doesn’t work will have find that their lack of employment has massive implications if they get divorced.  The Illinois family law courts recognize that there is a big difference…

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