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Is It Worth Contesting An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | June 25, 2022
Contested Divorce In Illinois

Sometimes a marriage is over way before the marriage is officially over. One day your estranged spouse will hand you proposed divorce papers to sign or you’ll be served with divorce papers months or years after you have already split…

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What If Something Is Missing In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | June 25, 2022
When matters are absent on final Illinois divorce documents

A divorce is a lot to process. It often feels like drinking from a firehose. In an Illinois divorce have to account for all your income, verify your spouse’s income, divide all your assets, arrange a parenting schedule, assign each…

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Vague And Ambiguous Orders In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 12, 2022
Vague Orders In An Illinois DIvorce

After years in a bad marriage, you should be used to getting vague, counter-intuitive and just plain terrible instructions from your spouse. But, what if you get those vague instructions from a judge in your Illinois divorce? The point of…

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Penalty Provisions In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 26, 2022
Stipulated damages in an Illinois divorce

The vast majority of Illinois divorces are settled by agreement. These agreements are particular to the couple and the facts surrounding their marriage and divorce. A party to an Illinois divorce may ask the other party to agree to a…

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What Is A Certificate Of Dissolution Of Marriage In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | April 10, 2022

When you start a divorce in Illinois you are typically given a “divorce packet” which is a collection of forms which must be filled out and filed with the court to officially begin the divorce process. In addition to the…

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Divorce In Illinois Without A Spouse’s Signature

By Russell Knight | January 8, 2022
Divorce Without A Signature In Illinois

“Send me the divorce papers,” your spouse may yell at you in a moment of frustration. But, then what? No one just automatically signs divorce papers. More often than not, a spouse will refuse to sign divorce papers just to…

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What Is A Motion In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 9, 2020
Divorce Court Motion Illinois

What happens after a Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage is filed? People don’t just cooperate and work together on the divorce. Divorcing parties ignore each other at best and hate each other at worst.  So, how is a divorce supposed…

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What Is a Marital Settlement Agreement In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 27, 2020
MSA in Illinois Divorce

It’s often said that 99% of divorces end up settling rather than go to trial. But what does that mean? What is the result of a divorce settlement in Illinois? The end result of divorce in Illinois is a series…

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