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Mental Illness And Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | June 26, 2022
Mental Health And Divorce?

The family law and divorce system in Illinois was written and promulgated imagining reasonable, rational parties unwinding their lives in a logical manner. We all get emotional during a break up and the family law system is set up to…

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Can You Go To Jail For Not Paying Child Support in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | April 13, 2022
child support jail

You can definitely be put in jail for not paying child support in Chicago, Illinois…but it takes a while. Petition for Rule To Show Cause An order for child support is a court order like any other order from the…

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies And Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 8, 2022
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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Bankruptcy and Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 17, 2022
Divorce and Bankruptcy in Cook County

Whether you or your spouse have filed for bankruptcy and then divorce, or divorce and then bankruptcy, you’ll need to know how bankruptcy and divorce affect each other. It’s important to understand that there are two types of personal bankruptcies…

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

By Russell Knight | March 2, 2022
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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Choice Of Law In Illinois Prenuptial Agreements

By Russell Knight | February 6, 2022
Prenups in Illinois

Nothing pours cold water on the hopes and dreams of an upcoming wedding ceremony like a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements are not fun to think or talk about. A prenuptial agreement literally anticipates a divorce…which is awful. Still, a prenuptial…

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At What Age Can A Child Choose Not To Visit The Non-Custodial Parent In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | January 31, 2022
Children's decisions and divorce

Parenting children is not easy.  Parenting children is even harder when you’re not parenting in the same household as the other parent.  The shuttling back and forth of children to two different homes is hard on everyone involved. Children are…

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How Can I Keep My Ex From Claiming My Child On Their Taxes?

By Russell Knight | January 5, 2022
What if your ex claims your child on your taxes?

There are significant benefits to declaring a child on your tax return.  However, you can’t get those benefits if someone else has claimed your child on their tax return.   “There shall be allowed as a credit against the tax…

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Do You Need To Consummate Your Marriage In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | December 31, 2021
Failure To Consummate Marriage In Illinois

When people say “I wish I was never married to my ex” they really mean it. People will start thinking of ways they can possibly have their marriage annulled and, thus, never have been married to their ex. The most…

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In Illinois, Divorce Without Knowing Where A Spouse Is Located

By Russell Knight | April 28, 2020
Divorce By Publication In Illinois

Marriages end for all sorts of reasons. Some people drift apart…and some people really drift apart.  So far apart that they don’t even keep in any kind of contact anymore.  This ongoing separation can last for years and it becomes…

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