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Cohabitation And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | October 28, 2020
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Living with new boyfriend or girlfriend after divorce

People get divorced but it is rarely their last relationship. “Love is waiting for you,” I’ll joke with my clients during the darkest hours of the divorce process. A year later, I’ll see them on the street with their new…

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When Do You Need A Court Reporter In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | October 10, 2020
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Court reporter and Illinois divorce

As if divorce court in Illinois wasn’t intimidating enough, someone is sitting in the corner writing everything down.  That person typing on the little typewriter is the court reporter.  But, sometimes the court reporter is in court and sometimes there’s…

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Military Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 6, 2020
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Illinois divorce and the military

Outside pressures in life can often affect our most intimate relationships.  Few people have more outside pressures than the members of our nation’s military.  Members of the military have special responsibilities to our society and our society, in turn, creates…

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Religion And Divorce In Illinois

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

By Russell Knight | August 23, 2020
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Divorce and 529 plans in Illinois

Being a parent in America is expensive.  The first four years are the massive expense of daycare and then 13 years later is the massive expense of college.  Some parents plan for these expenses by saving in advance by investing…

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DCFS Investigations And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 22, 2020
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DCFS and divorce in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is a non-law enforcement agency with investigative powers.  Specifically, DCFS, is required to investigate any reports of child abuse or neglect in the state of Illinois. In the early days of…

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Request For Admission of Fact Or Genuineness Of Documents In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 18, 2020
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Request For Admission of Facts and Genuineness Of Documents In Illinois

After the initial Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage is filed, the other party is served but before the final trial or prove-up is a long period, called “Discovery” that constitutes the majority of the work in an Illinois divorce.  Discovery…

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What Is A Declaratory Judgment In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 15, 2020
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Illinois declaratory judgment

If law was easy, anyone could just read the law and say, “this is what this means for my case.” Everyone knows that is NOT how the law works. Instead, two sides who cannot negotiate a resolution to their dispute…

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What Is A Subpoena In An Illinois Divorce Case?

By Russell Knight | August 11, 2020
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Divorce subpoena in Illinois

While most days lawyers are busy begging the court for permission to do this or do that, there are something lawyers can do with great effect and without anyone’s permission.  In Illinois, lawyers can issue subpoenas.  Subpoenas are formal requests…

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What Is A Summons In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 8, 2020
Illinois Summons for Divorce

There are a variety of initial divorce documents which you must prepare to initiate an Illinois divorce.  A Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage outlines all of the broad details of your divorce; you were married, had some children, own some…

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