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What Is A Retainer In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | February 25, 2022
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Retainer and divorce in Illinois

Lawyers have a peculiar way of charging people. Some professionals will send you a bill at the end of a job and other professionals will require an initial deposit. Lawyers, however, will ask for a retainer before beginning work on…

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Leveling The Playing Field And Attorney’s Fees In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | December 22, 2021
Asking for attorneys fees in an Illinois divorce

Divorce law is one of the broadest fields of law. A divorce lawyer needs to know everything from how to value a privately held business to how to determine what a substantial change in circumstances is regarding the best interests…

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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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Can An Illinois Divorce Lawyer Hold The Client’s File From Them?

By Russell Knight | September 2, 2021
Lawyer keeping case file

Divorces are highly emotional. People are breaking their sworn bond with their spouse. So, firing a divorce lawyer is no big deal when you’re in the process of firing your spouse through a divorce. You entered into a contract with…

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Standard Of Living And Maintenance In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 16, 2021
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Standard of Living Enjoyed During The Marriage

Most of people’s understanding of divorce comes from television and movies…which are made in California. Therefore, we often parrot back Californian law that has little to no impact in states such as Illinois. One Californian legal concept is that the…

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Can My Spouse Pay My Attorney’s Fees in Illinois?

By Russell Knight | December 11, 2017
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“The law well settled that the attorney fees are the primary obligation of the party for whom the services are rendered.” In re Marriage of Stufflebeam, 283 Ill. App. 3d 923, 929 (1996) “Under Illinois law, each party pays his…

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