Objections At A Deposition During an Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 29, 2021
| |
Defending a deposition during an Illinois divorce

While everyone knows, more or less, how a trial works, a deposition is a little baffling. An attorney can ask anyone they like to appear at a date and time certain to be questioned about matters which will be revealed…on…

Read More

201(k) Communication And Discovery In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 15, 2021
| |
201(k) letters in Illinois divorce

During an Illinois divorce, sooner or later, you will receive an email or a letter that says “pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 201(k)…” and then a bunch of demands will follow. What is this? A threat? Or just empty…

Read More

Compelling Discovery In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 14, 2021
|
Motion To Compel In An Illinois Divorce

The Illinois Supreme Court Rules provide a variety of tools by which each party to a law suit may request information from your spouse/ex-spouse or third parties who hold information relevant to the pending divorce case. These tools include notices…

Read More

Can My Spouse Search My Phone Or Computer In My Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 19, 2020
privacy and divorce in Illinois

Our lives are documented by our computers. All of us carry a tiny computer on us or next to us 24 hours a day that we refer to by just one of it’s functions: a phone. What we did. Who…

Read More

How To Read A W-2 In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | November 13, 2020
| | | |
W2 divorce

In almost every Illinois divorce financial documents will be exchanged between the parties. This exchange always includes the parties’ taxes, which may have been filed together. The tax return usually tells 90% of a divorcing party’s financial story in regards…

Read More

How To Read A Tax Return In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | October 31, 2020
|
Inspecting Tax Returns In An Illinois DIvorce

Tax returns are a record of an individual’s income that are presented to the United States federal government. If the tax returns are not complete and factual, the filer can face a myriad of penalties and possible criminal prosecution. So,…

Read More

What Is A Deposition In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | October 5, 2020
Illinois divorce deposition

Most divorces don’t have any question of fact.  Both parties agree to the basics; how much they earn, what’s in their 401ks, where the kids are registered for school. The final outputs of the divorce, the Judgment, the MSA and…

Read More

What Is A Notice To Produce In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 19, 2020
|
Notice To Produce Illinois Divorce

When a divorce starts, one party files a Petition For Dissolution of Marriage, the other party files an Appearance and a Response To The Petition For Dissolution of Marriage and maybe a Counter-Petition For Dissolution.  Then the parties file their…

Read More

Request For Admission of Fact Or Genuineness Of Documents In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 18, 2020
| | |
Request For Admission of Facts and Genuineness Of Documents In Illinois

After the initial Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage is filed, the other party is served but before the final trial or prove-up is a long period, called “Discovery” that constitutes the majority of the work in an Illinois divorce.  Discovery…

Read More

What Are Interrogatories In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 16, 2020
|
Interrogatories And Divorce In Illinois

After the initial divorce pleadings and temporary motions are filed, the discovery process begins.  Discovery, in an Illinois divorce, is the exchange of documents by each spouse to prove or verify their assets, income and other relevant issues. When it…

Read More