Police Reports In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | October 19, 2021
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Police reports and evidence in Illinois

Divorce is a state of conflict and, often, police are called to resolve that conflict. When the police finish their work, they often prepare a report of what happened. That report will include the police officer’s observations and opinions. In…

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What Is An Objection In An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial?

By Russell Knight | September 21, 2021
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objections during an Illinois trial

A hearing or trial in an Illinois divorce is both parties presenting evidence via testimony and exhibits to an Illinois divorce judge. The divorce judge will weigh all of the evidence presented unless the divorce judge finds the evidence to…

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Vocational Evaluations In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 15, 2021
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Vocational Assessment In Illinois

When a divorce happens in Illinois, the income of both parties is used to determine the support one party will pay the other. Additionally, the income the parties should be able to earn will be considered in making the determination…

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How To Qualify An Expert Witness During An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial

By Russell Knight | September 11, 2021
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Expert Witness In An Illinois Divorce

During a divorce there may be a need for an expert to testify as to the value of a marital asset or the psychological make-up of a parent and child. The expert is not allowed to just walk into court…

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Mental Examinations In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 11, 2021
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Can you force your spouse to see a psychiatrist?

As a divorce attorney, I have been told many times by potential clients that “my spouse is crazy.” Are all these spouses really mentally ill? We can always find out if a spouse has mental health issues using Illinois law.…

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Impeachment In An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial

By Russell Knight | September 4, 2021
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Lies during an Illinois divorce trial

In an Illinois divorce hearing or trial evidence is usually taken by testimony. The court then weighs that testimonial evidence against other evidence presented. But, what if the testimonial evidence is wrong? Or worse, what if the testimonial evidence is…

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What Happens If I Don’t Go To Court In My Illinois Divorce Case?

By Russell Knight | August 30, 2021
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Not appearing in an Illinois divorce case

As of the writing of this article, people don’t physically go to court per many local court rules due to COVID. Still, parties to an Illinois divorce must appear sometimes in court to either say something before the court or…

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Objections At A Deposition During an Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 29, 2021
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Defending a deposition during an Illinois divorce

While everyone knows, more or less, how a trial works, a deposition is a little baffling. An attorney can ask anyone they like to appear at a date and time certain to be questioned about matters which will be revealed…on…

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Disclosure Of Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Abuse In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 28, 2021
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Mental health privacy in an Illinois divorce

People come to see me about divorce and sometimes wonder if they need a divorce or if they can still work on their marriage. I always advise people “Try to work it out. There’s always hope.” In my opinion, the…

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What Is An Affidavit In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 27, 2021
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Affidavit In An Illinois Divorce

When your personal life is been turned upside down from a divorce, it is especially difficult to learn the nomenclature of the Illinois court system.  The legal world is ripe with words that seem to only apply within the confines…

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