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What Is A Wife Entitled To In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | April 19, 2022
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What is a spouse entitled to in an Illinois divorce?

In the panic of considering a divorce in Illinois, both parties will be quick to consider the “worst case scenario” and research what they are each entitled to. Inevitably, the parties to a potential divorce specifically want to know what…

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Morality Clauses In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 16, 2022
Paramour clauses in an Illinois divorce

Divorce is often the result of a breakdown in trust between a married couple. When the breakdown in trust is due to a new relationship, the other party can be expected to be extremely apprehensive about exposing new boyfriends/girlfriends to…

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False Reports To DCFS In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 1, 2022
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False Allegation to Illinois DCFS

Divorces are heated. Often, parents don’t agree on how to raise their children. Sometimes, parents, their relatives and/or friends can even believe a child is in danger to the point where they call the authorities. In Illinois, the Department of…

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What Are The Different Types Of Child Custody In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 29, 2022
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Our culture is full of references to different types of child custody; sole custody, joint custody. legal custody, physical custody among others.  In Illinois is child custody really something that you can fit into a box and label so cleanly?…

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Nesting And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 16, 2022
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Divorce And Nesting In Illiinois

“Nesting” is the idea that, after a separation or a divorce, instead of the kids going between Mom and Dad’s house, the Mom and Dad alternately go to the house where the kids stay all of the time. Is nesting…

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Supervised Visitation In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2022
Supervised parenting time in Illinois

The right to see your children is fundamental to the entire Illinois family law system. That being said, some parents just don’t feel their children are safe when the children are with the other parent. How can we balance the…

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How Is Child Custody Determined In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | February 27, 2022
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Child Custody In Illinois

Child custody used to be an all-encompassing concept in Illinois law. You either had custody of your child…or you didn’t. If you did not have sole custody or no custody at all maybe you could agree to joint custody. Child…

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How To Get Visitation Rights In Illinois

By Russell Knight | February 20, 2022
Right to see children in Illinois

If you are a parent of a child in Illinois, you have the right to see your child…eventually. Without a petition on file, any attempt to exercise visitation rights with your child will have no authority of law. A call…

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Withholding or Denying Parenting Time In Illinois

By Russell Knight | February 19, 2022
Denial of Visitation In Illinois

When your child’s parent is not allowing parenting time, you can always call the police and show the police officers the court order. If the police are willing to read a 12 page Allocation of Parenting Time and Parental Responsibilities…

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Why Is Custody Usually Awarded To Women In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | February 17, 2022
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Mothers get custody in Illinois

If you do a quick survey of divorce parents with children in Illinois, you will notice something very quickly: the women usually have more parenting time. Aren’t Illinois child custody laws supposed to be blind to gender? Why do women…

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