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Can I Sell My House During My Chicago, Illinois, Divorce?

By Russell Knight | November 17, 2018
Motion To Sell Marital Residence

Owning a house is a big deal, financially.  So, what happens to your house during a divorce in Chicago, Illinois? What Happens To The Marital Home During An Illinois Divorce?  Most people’s biggest asset is their house.  But, the marital…

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Social Security and Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

By Russell Knight | October 3, 2018
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Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce

Social Security and divorce have interesting effects on one another in Illinois. Social Security is the United States’ federal government’s system for making regular payments to people if they are disabled and/or elderly. People who are getting divorced and also…

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How Do I Know If My Prenuptial Agreement Will Be Enforced In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | September 29, 2018
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Prenup Lawyer

When two people get divorced in Illinois, they follow the procedures of the Illinois Marriage And Dissolution of Marriage Act to determine what will happen to their assets and incomes upon entering the final judgment of dissolution of marriage. In…

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What Happens If My Husband Or Wife Lies About Their Assets Or Income in My Chicago, Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 4, 2018
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Wife lies in divorce in Chicago

Illinois divorce law relies on both parties disclosing all of their assets and income to the other party in order to settle their divorce.  But what happens if one party lies about their assets or income in a Chicago, Illinois…

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What Is A Pre-Nuptial Agreement in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | January 8, 2018
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What is a Prenup?

The term “pre-nup” is part of pop culture’s nomenclature. We hear about it on television, we hear about celebrities and athletes entering into pre-nuptial agreements, and we hear about it in music. However, how does a pre-nuptial or premarital agreement…

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Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies And Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 6, 2018
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cryptocurrency and division of assets

In 2017 millions of people invested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Millions of people also got divorced. Therefore, several Bitcoin owners got divorced and had to address the division of their marital assets…which included this new and strange asset which…

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My Cook County Marriage Certificate Might Be Invalid. What Do I Do?

By Russell Knight | January 3, 2018
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Bad Marriage Certificate

In Illinois there is a great deal of law as to what makes a marriage valid. 750 ILCS 200 et al. A marriage license must be applied for, a marriage must be solemnized and the marriage license must be recorded…

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What will happen to my 401k or pension in my Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | January 2, 2018
pension divorce illinois

After child custody and support issues are settled, the next question on most divorcing peoples minds is ‘What will happen to my 401k or pension in my divorce?” As with any property in the marriage, the first order of business…

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Who Gets The Jewelry In A Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 29, 2017
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Jewelry is a peculiar asset. Jewelry’s value has to be estimated by a professional before that value is known.  Jewelry can often “disappear” during a divorce. Most all, jewelry is usually a gift.  But, who gets the jewelry in a…

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Who Gets To Live In The House While We’re Getting Divorced In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | December 27, 2017
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When someone asks me “Who gets to live in the house during the divorce?” My first advice to any potential client is that you have to take care of yourself first.  Take care of your physical, mental and emotional health. …

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