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Due Process In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 19, 2021
What Is Due Process In Illinois?

Divorce is the untangling of two lives through the public state courts. Divorce is a process. That process needs to be fair. It is not enough for the parties to merely follow the law as written. The parties must be…

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Signatures In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 17, 2021
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Signatures during an Illinois divorce

The Illinois Supreme Court has released the Divorce requires a lot of filings with the court. Those filings usually require the signature of a party to the divorce and/or their attorney to certify what is written on the filings. What…

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Vocational Evaluations In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 15, 2021
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Vocational Assessment In Illinois

When a divorce happens in Illinois, the income of both parties is used to determine the support one party will pay the other. Additionally, the income the parties should be able to earn will be considered in making the determination…

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How To Qualify An Expert Witness During An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial

By Russell Knight | September 11, 2021
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Expert Witness In An Illinois Divorce

During a divorce there may be a need for an expert to testify as to the value of a marital asset or the psychological make-up of a parent and child. The expert is not allowed to just walk into court…

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Impeachment In An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial

By Russell Knight | September 4, 2021
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Lies during an Illinois divorce trial

In an Illinois divorce hearing or trial evidence is usually taken by testimony. The court then weighs that testimonial evidence against other evidence presented. But, what if the testimonial evidence is wrong? Or worse, what if the testimonial evidence is…

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What Happens If I Don’t Go To Court In My Illinois Divorce Case?

By Russell Knight | August 30, 2021
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Not appearing in an Illinois divorce case

As of the writing of this article, people don’t physically go to court per many local court rules due to COVID. Still, parties to an Illinois divorce must appear sometimes in court to either say something before the court or…

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What Is An Affidavit In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 27, 2021
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Affidavit In An Illinois Divorce

When your personal life is been turned upside down from a divorce, it is especially difficult to learn the nomenclature of the Illinois court system.  The legal world is ripe with words that seem to only apply within the confines…

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What Is An Order In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 21, 2021
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Court orders in an Illinois divorce

When two parties to an Illinois divorce cannot agree on an issue, they turn to an Illinois divorce judge to make the decision for them. That decision by the court is an “order.” After every appearance in court, the judge…

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Contempt In An Illinois Divorce Case

By Russell Knight | October 12, 2020
Contempt Of Court In Illinois

If you do something wrong in a court case, you could be held in contempt of court.  What is contempt in an Illinois divorce case? The definition of contempt is broad. “The act of demeaning the court, preventing justice administration,…

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When Do You Need A Court Reporter In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | October 10, 2020
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Court reporter and Illinois divorce

As if divorce court in Illinois wasn’t intimidating enough, someone is sitting in the corner writing everything down.  That person typing on the little typewriter is the court reporter.  But, sometimes the court reporter is in court and sometimes there’s…

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