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What Is Judicial Notice In An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial?

By Russell Knight | February 6, 2021
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Judicial Notice In Illinois

Much of the divorce process looks like backroom horse trading…and it kind of is. But, when you can’t agree in those back rooms, you have the right to go to a full hearing in front of a judge. At that…

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Preservation And Destruction of Evidence In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | February 4, 2021
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Destroying evidence in Illinois

Every divorce litigant ends up realizing that a massive amount of their divorce is devoted to discovery. Discovery is the accumulation of relevant information which either gives a party peace of mind or gives a party evidence to use in…

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Opening Statements In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 31, 2021
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Opening Statement

In an Illinois divorce hearing or trial before evidence is put on there will be the opportunity for each side to deliver an opening statement. “The opening statement is intended generally to inform the [finder of fact] concerning the nature…

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How To Present Evidence In An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial

By Russell Knight | January 30, 2021
Evidence and Illinois Divorce

If you cannot agree with your spouse as to the terms of your divorce, you are going to have ask a judge to resolve your disagreements. In Illinois, the finder of fact is a judge NOT a jury. “There shall…

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Social Media Evidence And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 27, 2020
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Facebook posts in divorce court

Social media; Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter, etc., has changed everything. Like a giant wall of public graffiti, social media has exposed everyone’s inner most thoughts (if they cared to share them) to the world. These thoughts can later be…

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Are Divorce Settlement Negotiations Confidential In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | December 3, 2020
secret settlement offer

In the process of an Illinois divorce, the parties will often make settlement offers to resolve some or all of the issues in their divorce. An offer isn’t a deal until the offer is accepted by both parties to the…

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