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What If Something Is Missing In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | June 25, 2022
When matters are absent on final Illinois divorce documents

A divorce is a lot to process. It often feels like drinking from a firehose. In an Illinois divorce have to account for all your income, verify your spouse’s income, divide all your assets, arrange a parenting schedule, assign each…

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What If My Spouse Doesn’t Want A Divorce In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | June 25, 2022
When a spouse doesn't want a divorce in Illinois

Divorce is a tough decision for one person to make…but only one person needs to decide to get divorced. If the other spouse doesn’t want a divorce, there is very little they can do to prevent the divorce from happening…

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Abandonment And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | June 21, 2022
Divorce and Abandonment In Illinois

People don’t always announce, “I want a divorce!” Sometimes, they just leave…and you never hear from them again.  The other spouse’s life must go on and get in order so they will need a divorce from the spouse who abandoned…

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Can I Change My Judge in Cook County, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | June 9, 2022

In a contested Chicago divorce, a judge has enormous power your future and the future of your family.  Therefore, you’re going to want to a judge who will fairly consider all the factors in your divorce case.  If you believe…

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Interim Attorney’s Fees Vs. Contribution To Attorney’s Fees In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | June 5, 2022
Interim Attorney Fees In Illinois Divorce

Divorce is expensive. Attorney’s fees during and after an Illinois divorce cost are usually in the thousands of dollars and must be paid. Illinois divorce law recognizes that the parties to a divorce or parentage action can ask their spouse,…

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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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Motion To Bifurcate An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 28, 2022
Bifurcating an Illinois divorce

Everyone who files for divorce wants the divorce over as soon as possible. You cannot get divorced in Illinois until all the issues are resolved. “Judgment shall not be entered unless, to the extent it has jurisdiction to do so,…

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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
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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