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In Chicago, Illinois, do I have to support my adult disabled child?

By Russell Knight | July 6, 2016
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Illinois courts have long required parents to support their adult children while they are in college but as of January 1, 2016, parents may now be obligated to support their adult children if they are physically or mentally disabled. “The…

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In Chicago, Illinois, If I Remarry The Same Person, Are Assets Divided In The First Divorce Marital Again?

By Russell Knight | June 6, 2016
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After years of practicing family law in Chicago, Illinois, I’ve come to find that remarrying the same person is far more common than you’d think.  Divorcing that same person a second time is also common. The division of assets from…

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How to Use the Cook County Clerk Docket

By Russell Knight | March 6, 2016
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Navigating any legal situation can be a nerve-wracking and overwhelming experience and it can be difficult to keep track of important information such as the case number, upcoming court dates, and judge assignment. As a reference for participants and attorneys,…

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Can my spouse see my text messages?

By Russell Knight | March 1, 2016

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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How do we determine which district my child will attend school in Chicago?

By Russell Knight | January 7, 2016
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In Illinois, you can come to any kind of agreement with your ex as to where the child will attend school. Specifically, 750 ILCS ILCS 602.10(f)(6) requires that a parenting plan must include “the child’s residential address for school enrollment…

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Can I Change My Judge in Cook County, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | May 7, 2015
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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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In Chicago, Illinois Can I Sue The Person Who Stole My Wife Or Husband From Me?

By Russell Knight | March 8, 2015
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You can sue the person who seduced your husband or wife…or at least you used to be able to in Illinois. It’s called “Alienation of Affection.” Alientation of affection is the wrongful act of one person that interferes with the…

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