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Reconciliation And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 2, 2022
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
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
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
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
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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Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 16, 2022
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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Can my spouse see my text messages?

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2022

One of the newest technological advances of the 21st century is the ability to communicate quickly and effectively with one another via text. Text messaging is commonplace and often is preferred to talking directly on the phone. However, sending a…

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Can I Change The Locks During My Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | March 2, 2022
Evicting your spouse in Divorce In Chicago

In Illinois, there is not a specific “lock changing law” when it comes to divorce or any other domestic relations matter. But effectively, you are evicting your spouse from the marital home when you change the locks. If you and…

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Getting Divorced In Illinois Without Really Getting Divorced

By Russell Knight | February 26, 2022
Coming to an agreement without divorce

Getting a divorce is a big deal. Some people just aren’t ready for a divorce. If you can no longer live with your husband or wife…but cannot abandon your home and file for divorce, you may want to functionally separate…

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When Should I File For Divorce In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | February 16, 2022
Timing and Divorce In Illinois

Thinking about divorce is common.  Every married person has thought about divorce. Most married people have researched divorce (and stumbled on sites like this). But when it comes to filing for divorce, people are hesitant.  Even if a person is…

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