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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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How To Get A Continuance In An Illinois Divorce Case

By Russell Knight | October 2, 2020
Motion for continuance Illinois

An Illinois divorce case starts with a Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage.  Upon that filing, the opposing party is required to file an Appearance and a Response To the Petition Of Dissolution Of Marriage. After that, nothing is really required…

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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 An Answer In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 7, 2020
Answering Motions In Divorce

Showing up to a court date for your divorce is intimidating.  Your personal life is falling apart and now you are expected to resolve the issues in a completely formal and foreign environment: divorce court. Everyone is wearing a suit. …

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What Is a Marital Settlement Agreement In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 27, 2020
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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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What Is A Subpoena In An Illinois Divorce Case?

By Russell Knight | August 11, 2020
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Divorce subpoena in Illinois

While most days lawyers are busy begging the court for permission to do this or do that, there are something lawyers can do with great effect and without anyone’s permission.  In Illinois, lawyers can issue subpoenas.  Subpoenas are formal requests…

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What Is A Summons In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 8, 2020
Illinois Summons for Divorce

There are a variety of initial divorce documents which you must prepare to initiate an Illinois divorce.  A Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage outlines all of the broad details of your divorce; you were married, had some children, own some…

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When Should I File For Divorce In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | August 7, 2020
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Timing and Divorce In Illinois

Thinking about divorce is common.  Every married person has thought about divorce. Most married people have researched divorce (and stumbled on sites like this). But when it comes to filing for divorce, people are hesitant.  Even if a person is…

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How To Reopen A Divorce Case In Illinois

By Russell Knight | July 29, 2020
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Reopen a divorce in Illinois

A marriage is when society recognizes the emotional bond a couple has and imbues mutual obligations on the couple so that they might better function as a unit.  Divorce is the dissolution of those mutual obligations…but there’s usually still leftover…

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