Is My Chicago, Cook County Divorce Or Paternity Case On Hold Because Of The Coronavirus?

By Russell Knight | March 15, 2020
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corona virus cook county court

The short answer is that, yes, your paternity or Chicago divorce case will be put on hold for 30 days because of the coronavirus.  For more details see below. On March 13, the chief judge in Cook County Courts, Timothy…

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What Are Sanctions In A Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 5, 2018
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Contempt of court in Chicago

According to the law.com legal dictionary, a sanction is defined as “a financial penalty imposed by a judge on a party or attorney for violation of a court rule, for receiving a special waiver of a rule, or as a…

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Who Gets To Claim The Kids On Their Taxes In A Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 5, 2018
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Illinois Divorce Taxes

Short Answer Whatever the divorced parties agree to can be put in the final order or in subsequent orders. If you don’t agree as to declaring the children for tax purposes the judge will usually order an alternating schedule for…

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Does My Husband or Wife Have To Be Personally Served In My Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 3, 2018
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process server in cook county divorce

Do I have to serve my husband or wife in my Chicago, Divorce? We’ve all seen the movies where a stranger nonchalantly hands a character some documents and quietly says, “You’ve been served.”  The character then looks at the papers…

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How Do I Deny Paternity In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | January 7, 2018

We all know that to find out if a child is yours or not is simply a matter of taking a DNA test. But how do you establish, legally, in Illinois, that you are not the father? How do you…

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How Do I Get An Order Of Protection In Cook County?

By Russell Knight | December 31, 2017
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Chicago Order Of Protection

Orders of protection in Cook County can be obtained either through the criminal courts or through the civil courts. A criminal order of protection is obtained through the underlying crime (usually assault or battery).  The state’s attorney should provide you…

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What If My Spouse Conceals His Or Her Assets And I find Out After We’re Divorced In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | May 30, 2017
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During the divorce process your spouse and you are supposed to exchange documents detailing all of your assets (marital and non-marital).  This process is called “discovery.” It is unfortunate but common for spouses to hide assets and not disclose those…

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How to Use the Cook County Clerk Docket

By Russell Knight | March 6, 2016
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Navigating any legal situation can be a nerve-wracking and overwhelming experience and it can be difficult to keep track of important information such as the case number, upcoming court dates, and judge assignment. As a reference for participants and attorneys,…

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Can I Change My Judge in Cook County, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | May 7, 2015
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In a contested Chicago divorce, a judge has enormous power your future and the future of your family.  Therefore, you’re going to want to a judge who will fairly consider all the factors in your divorce case.  If you believe…

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