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How Can I Reduce My Child Support In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | November 27, 2017

Child support is always modifiable.  Once a child support payor understands that the next question is always “How can I reduce my child support?” In Chicago, Illinois, to obtain a reduction in his or her child support obligation, a parent…

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I Bought Something With My Spouse Using Non-marital Property. What Will Happen In My Chicago divorce?

By Russell Knight | November 19, 2017
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In a Chicago, Illinois divorce, all property held by either of the two parties (or both) is either marital property or non-marital property. Marital property is divisible in the divorce proceedings while non-marital property stays with the person in possession…

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I want to move with my child out of Chicago, Illinois? Can I?

By Russell Knight | November 18, 2017
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If you’re engaged to someone out of town or you’ve got a better job offer in another state, you may want to move out of Chicago, Illinois with your child…whether the other parent likes it or not. Before 2016, the…

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How Do I Calculate Child Support In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | September 1, 2017

How do I calculate child support in Chicago, Illinois? Effective July 1, 2017, courts in the State of Illinois implemented changes to how child support is to be calculated. Going forward, child support obligations will be calculated using something called…

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In Chicago, Illinois, Is Permanent Maintenance Really Permanent?

By Russell Knight | April 15, 2017
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Maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is awarded for a period of time after the divorce. Maintenance can be for just a few months or maintenance can be permanent in Illinois. Illinois law provides that maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is…

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Division of Marital Assets In a Chicago Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2017
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One of the key functions of a divorce is the division of property acquired during the course of a marriage. Illinois is an ‘equitable division’ state, meaning the courts are inclined to divide all marital property equitably. This can be…

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Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time

By Russell Knight | February 5, 2017
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For years, Illinois statutes referred to decision making for the children of separated parents as “custody” and the time spent with the children by the non-primary parent as “visitation”.  As of January 1, 2016, the Illinois state legislature changed all…

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