Job Diaries In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 12, 2022
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Job Diary In An Illinois Divorce

In the Bible, the Book of Job is about a man who suffers a series of horrible tests in order to prove that he is worthy. In an Illinois divorce, a job diary is quite similar. When one party in…

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Can A Working Spouse Get Maintenance In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | December 26, 2021
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Working wife and alimony in Illinois

In Illinois, alimony is now called “maintenance.” An Illinois divorce court is empowered to award maintenance during an Illinois divorce. “[T]he court may grant a maintenance award for either spouse in amounts and for periods of time as the court…

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Loans From Parents During An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | December 19, 2021
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Loan from parents during divorce

Divorce is difficult and it is important to have the support of family. When a couple gets divorced it is very common for their parents to be supportive financially as well as emotionally. The nature of this support is often…

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How Long Does Maintenance Last After An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 12, 2021
Maintenance length in Illinois

Maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is the direct payment of support from one spouse to another during and after an Illinois divorce. “[T]he court may grant a maintenance award for either spouse in amounts and for periods of time as…

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Staying On Your Spouse’s Insurance After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | December 5, 2021
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Health Insurance post-divorce

When you get divorced two parties no longer have any obligations to each other that are not enshrined in their marital settlement agreement. There is no obligation to insure your spouse or your former spouse under the Illinois Marriage And…

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The Duty To Seek Employment After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | June 5, 2021
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Seek employment after divorce

After a maintenance award is made in an Illinois divorce, there will be some language that will specify the amount and duration of maintenance. The amount and duration of maintenance is “designed to allow the recipient spouse to maintain the…

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Do I Have To Support My Immigrant Spouse In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | June 3, 2021
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Foreign Spouse Support

Marriage to an American citizen is the most common path to U.S. residency for foreign nationals, with more than 2.3 million foreign nationals gaining lawful permanent resident status via marriage between 1998 and 2007. What obligations does an American citizen…

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Retirement And Maintenance In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 9, 2021
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Alimony and Retirement In An Illinois Divorce

Maintenance, formerly known as “alimony” in Illinois, is a way to further insure an equitable division of finances between two spouses who have unequal incomes. One spouse has relied on the other spouse for regular financial support, the Illinois legislature…

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What is NOT Modifiable in an Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 24, 2021
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Res Judicata Illinois Divorce

Divorce cases are about finally terminating a long-dying relationship and finally unwinding the the married parties’ joint affairs. Eventually, a final hearing is performed which awards all assets to each party, determines maintenance and child support and allocates parenting time…

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A New Spouse’s Income After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 7, 2021
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Remarriage and Child Support

At the moment an Illinois divorce is registered, the final court documents capture a moment in time. A moment where both parties are unmarried…but they won’t be for long. People who get divorced usually get married again. A remarriage means…

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