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How To Suspend An Illinois Driver’s License For Failure To Pay Child Support

By Russell Knight | June 11, 2022
Suspend A Driver's License In Illinois

If your child’s other parent is behind on their child support in an amount worth 90 days or 3 months worth of support, you can ask that your child’s other parent’s Illinois driver’s license be suspended. “If an obligor has…

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Motion To Enforce Vs. Petition For Rule In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 27, 2022
Enforcing court orders in an Illinois divorce

In the course of an Illinois divorce, orders get entered. Those orders govern temporary issues designed to facilitate the entry of the final order, the Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage. The parties to a case are then governed by the…

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Real Estate Liens And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 24, 2022
Property Liens In An Illinois Divorce

When people owe you money, you can garnish their checks, throw them in jail until they pay or put a lien on their property. A lien is “a legal right or interest that a creditor has in another’s property, lasting…

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What Is A Constructive Trust In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | January 20, 2022
What is a constructive trust?

Illinois family law has a lot of buzzwords that divorce lawyers understand (or pretend to) that regular people can’t seem to wrap their head around. “Constructive trusts” is one of those buzzwords. If you search for “constructive trust” in the…

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Can I Sue My Ex For Breach Of Contract In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | October 27, 2021
Breach Of Contract And Divorce In Illinois

The most basic principle in Anglo-American common law is that if you make a promise, you have to keep your promise. In Illinois, promises between former spouses are usually enshrined in a Marital Settlement Agreement and other subsequent orders entered…

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Enforcing A Judgment In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | July 3, 2021
Enforcing Judgments In Illinois

After an Illinois divorce is settled or a trial order is issued, the divorce is not over. Both parties must still comply with the terms of the Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage and the incorporated Marital Settlement Agreement and Allocation…

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In Illinois, How Do I Enforce or Modify Divorce And Custody Orders From Another State?

By Russell Knight | July 12, 2020
Moving a divorce case to Illinois

Every divorce or custody order typically includes a line saying “pursuant to this state’s laws.”  People don’t live in one state forever. What happens when a party to a divorce or custody action moves and they need to enforce the…

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