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What Do I Need To Prove To Get An Order Of Protection In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | May 8, 2022
Order of protection proofs

Illinois courts are happy to grant orders of protection. Orders of protection prevent possible tragedies with little harm to the parties who are under the order of protection. Still, the courts must review sufficient evidence in order to issue an…

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Exclusive Possession Of The Marital Home In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 17, 2022
How to evict your spouse during an Illinois divorce

Living with someone is hard. It’s even harder to live with someone while you’re in the process of divorcing them. Sooner or later, someone has to move out of the house. How do you get exclusive possession of the marital…

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What Is Mutual Stay Away Order In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | October 8, 2021
Mutual Restraining Orders In An Illinois Divorce

Divorce can lead to (or result from) a lot of horrible events. The worst event in a divorce is the possibility of violence from one or both members of the marriage. After abuse or harassment during or after an Illinois…

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Harassment And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 30, 2021
Legal harassment in an Illinois divorce

People who are getting divorced do not like each other. That dislike can sometimes manifest into behavior that can be characterized as harassment. Harassment exists on a spectrum from physical violence to mere annoyance. “Harassment is the result of intentional…

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How Do I Get An Order Of Protection In Cook County?

By Russell Knight | December 31, 2017
Chicago Order Of Protection

Orders of protection in Cook County can be obtained either through the criminal courts or through the civil courts. A criminal order of protection is obtained through the underlying crime (usually assault or battery).  The state’s attorney should provide you…

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