Can You Go To Jail For Not Paying Child Support in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | April 13, 2022
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child support jail

You can definitely be put in jail for not paying child support in Chicago, Illinois…but it takes a while. Petition for Rule To Show Cause An order for child support is a court order like any other order from the…

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies And Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 8, 2022
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cryptocurrency and division of assets

***Updated in March 2021 to reflect the massive interest in cryptocurrencies*** Millions of people have purchased Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Millions of people have also gotten divorced. Therefore, several Bitcoin owners got divorced and had to address the division of…

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How To Deal With A Rude Opposing Counsel In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 6, 2022
Attorney misconduct in an Illinois divorce

Divorce is hard. The person you used to love is now willing to pay hundreds of dollars an hour to make your life miserable. Some divorce lawyers really embrace the role of the “zealous advocate” and eloquently (or not-so-eloquently) tell…

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Can my spouse see my text messages?

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2022

One of the newest technological advances of the 21st century is the ability to communicate quickly and effectively with one another via text. Text messaging is commonplace and often is preferred to talking directly on the phone. However, sending a…

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Can I Change The Locks During My Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | March 2, 2022
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Evicting your spouse in Divorce In Chicago

In Illinois, there is not a specific “lock changing law” when it comes to divorce or any other domestic relations matter. But effectively, you are evicting your spouse from the marital home when you change the locks. If you and…

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At What Age Can A Child Choose Not To Visit The Non-Custodial Parent In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | January 31, 2022
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Children's decisions and divorce

Parenting children is not easy.  Parenting children is even harder when you’re not parenting in the same household as the other parent.  The shuttling back and forth of children to two different homes is hard on everyone involved. Children are…

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How Do I Keep Sensitive Information Private In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | May 5, 2020
Private Information In An Illinois Divorce

A divorce is not something most people are proud of much less something they want to advertise.  People want to keep their private life…private.  Yet, a divorce is a public record. Also, the two parties to a divorce must disclose…

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Annulment in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 3, 2020
Annuling a marriage in Illinois

Sometimes you want to be apart from someone you’re married to, you don’t even want to have EVER been married to them. The common law term for declaring that you’ve never really been married is “annulment.” In Illinois, the statute…

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Mental Illness And Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 2, 2020
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Mental Health And Divorce?

The family law and divorce system in Illinois was written and promulgated imagining reasonable, rational parties unwinding their lives in a logical manner. We all get emotional during a break up and the family law system is set up to…

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My Spouse Refuses To Work In My Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 30, 2020
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Spouse won't work

Every marriage has roles and responsibilities.  Often, one party to a marriage ends up being the breadwinner or sole earner in the house while the other party takes care of the home and possibly the children.  So much of an…

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