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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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What Is A Retainer In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 11, 2020
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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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Can My Spouse Pay My Attorney’s Fees in Chicago, 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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