Job Diaries In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 12, 2022
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Job Diary In An Illinois Divorce

In the Bible, the Book of Job is about a man who suffers a series of horrible tests in order to prove that he is worthy. In an Illinois divorce, a job diary is quite similar. When one party in…

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Deviating From Illinois Guidelines Child Support

By Russell Knight | December 23, 2021
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Change child support in Illinois

Illinois requires that the non-custodial parent (the parent who has the child less nights a year) pay the other parent child support. This amount is determined by an arcane chart based on both parents’ incomes and the number of children…

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How Much Is Child Support For One Child In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | December 17, 2021
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Child Support For One Child In Illinois

Child support in Illinois is determined based on number of factors. Both parents’ incomes are considered and then compared to a chart that the Illinois department of Health and Family Services produces and updates each year. “The Illinois Department of…

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Children’s Health Insurance In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | November 30, 2021
health insurance for children after divorce in Illinois

Children are expensive. You have to feed them, clothe them, give them shelter and keep them healthy. Keeping children healthy means having your children insured both during and after your Illinois divorce. “The duty to provide health insurance is an…

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My Child’s Father or Mother Is In Prison. Can They Still Pay Child Support?

By Russell Knight | January 24, 2021
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Incarcerated parents in Illinois

When a parent goes away it’s sad for everyone but when a parent is literally locked up and inaccessible to their children and unable to provide for their children, it’s a tragedy. But, just because someone is in jail and…

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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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Interest and Dividend Income In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | November 14, 2020
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Assets and Income Illinois Divorce

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” – Warren Buffett.  Lots of people have followed Warren Buffet’s advice by saving and investing so their money can earn them an independent income one day. These investments generate…

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Stay At Home Parents And Homemakers In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | November 7, 2020
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Homemaker divorce Illinois

A marriage with a homemaker is often a symbiotic relationship where everyone is happier for it…until they’re not. After a divorce, there can be no further cooperation. The homemaker either has to get a job, request alimony, child support and/or…

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Garnishing Your Ex’s Check For Child Support or Maintenance In Illinois

By Russell Knight | October 3, 2020
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Child support deductions in Illinois

During or at the end of your divorce or parentage action, you may have a judgment and/or order which will instruct one party to pay the other party a sum of money for child support and/or maintenance (formerly known as…

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Child Support and 50/50 Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 29, 2020
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Child Support With 50/50 Custody

Everyone knows that the parent who has the child the majority of the time is awarded child support.  But what happens when neither parent has the child most of the time? What if the parents are splitting custody 50/50?  What…

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