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Religion And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 1, 2020
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Divorce and Religion In Illinois

They say you should never talk about politics, sex or religion in polite company. Debating some issues only lead to disagreements and hurt feelings. Well, when you’re getting divorced, you already disagree while your feelings are hurt so you might…

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Defamation And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 30, 2020
Divorce and defamation in Illinois

Divorce can get ugly.  When divorce  does get ugly, the parties can say cruel and hateful things about each other to their friends and family. Is saying, writing or text awful things just par for the course in an Illinois…

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Child Support and 50/50 Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 29, 2020
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Child Support With 50/50 Custody

Everyone knows that the parent who has the child the majority of the time is awarded child support.  But what happens when neither parent has the child most of the time? What if the parents are splitting custody 50/50?  What…

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What Is a Marital Settlement Agreement In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 27, 2020
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MSA in Illinois Divorce

It’s often said that 99% of divorces end up settling rather than go to trial. But what does that mean? What is the result of a divorce settlement in Illinois? The end result of divorce in Illinois is a series…

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529 Plans and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 23, 2020
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Divorce and 529 plans in Illinois

Being a parent in America is expensive.  The first four years are the massive expense of daycare and then 13 years later is the massive expense of college.  Some parents plan for these expenses by saving in advance by investing…

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Can I Be Sued For Something My Husband Or Wife Did In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | August 20, 2020
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Getting sued because of your spouse in Illinois

There’s an old saying: “lucky in life, unlucky in love” which refers to the phenomenon of reasonable, successful people who fall in love with people who are constantly prone to poor decisions. Maybe this odd couple dynamic is what keeps…

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What Is A Notice To Produce In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 19, 2020
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Notice To Produce Illinois Divorce

When a divorce starts, one party files a Petition For Dissolution of Marriage, the other party files an Appearance and a Response To The Petition For Dissolution of Marriage and maybe a Counter-Petition For Dissolution.  Then the parties file their…

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Request For Admission of Fact Or Genuineness Of Documents In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 18, 2020
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Request For Admission of Facts and Genuineness Of Documents In Illinois

After the initial Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage is filed, the other party is served but before the final trial or prove-up is a long period, called “Discovery” that constitutes the majority of the work in an Illinois divorce.  Discovery…

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What Are Interrogatories In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 16, 2020
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Interrogatories And Divorce In Illinois

After the initial divorce pleadings and temporary motions are filed, the discovery process begins.  Discovery, in an Illinois divorce, is the exchange of documents by each spouse to prove or verify their assets, income and other relevant issues. When it…

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What Is A Declaratory Judgment In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 15, 2020
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Illinois declaratory judgment

If law was easy, anyone could just read the law and say, “this is what this means for my case.” Everyone knows that is NOT how the law works. Instead, two sides who cannot negotiate a resolution to their dispute…

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