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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How To Get 50/50 Joint Custody in An Illinois Divorce or Parentage Action

By Russell Knight | May 10, 2022
Illinois joint custody

In an Illinois divorce, you can lose a lot.  You can lose your assets and you can lose time with your kids.  In the end, you can make more money but you can’t get back time with your kids. For…

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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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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies And Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 8, 2022
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cryptocurrency and division of assets

***Updated in March 2021 to reflect the massive interest in cryptocurrencies*** Millions of people have purchased Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Millions of people have also gotten divorced. Therefore, several Bitcoin owners got divorced and had to address the division of…

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Inflation And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 2, 2022
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Inflation and divorce in Illinois

When I was a child in the early 80s, I remember adults discussing inflation and its effects. Then, the issue of inflation disappeared for 40 years. Now, inflation is back and it is impacting all of our assets, incomes and…

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What Are The Different Types Of Child Custody In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 29, 2022
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Our culture is full of references to different types of child custody; sole custody, joint custody. legal custody, physical custody among others.  In Illinois is child custody really something that you can fit into a box and label so cleanly?…

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How Soon Can You Get Married After An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | March 27, 2022
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How long after divorce until you can remarry in Illinois?

People often finally get divorced…in order to marry someone else. How long must you wait after an Illinois divorce to remarry? To get married in Illinois, you must obtain a marriage license. “When a marriage application has been completed and…

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How Far Away Can A Parent Move And Still Have 50/50 Joint Custody in Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 14, 2022
Moving With Kids in Illinois

Once you have 50/50 joint physical custody of your kids after an Illinois divorce and paternity action, you’re not likely to ever change your schedule.  Still, life will come at you with changes like new work schedules, new spouses and…

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Can my spouse see my text messages?

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2022

One of the newest technological advances of the 21st century is the ability to communicate quickly and effectively with one another via text. Text messaging is commonplace and often is preferred to talking directly on the phone. However, sending a…

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Can I Change The Locks During My Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | March 2, 2022
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Evicting your spouse in Divorce In Chicago

In Illinois, there is not a specific “lock changing law” when it comes to divorce or any other domestic relations matter. But effectively, you are evicting your spouse from the marital home when you change the locks. If you and…

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