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Seasonably Updating Discovery in An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 27, 2020
Updated discovery Illinois divorce

Discovery in an Illinois divorce is the process by which parties exchange relevant information under their control to the other party in the divorce.  Usually, this discovery is the financial affidavit and the supporting documents plus anything asked for in…

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Do I Have To Fill Out A Financial Affidavit In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | April 23, 2020
Financial Affidavit in Illinois Divorce

After you’ve retained a divorce attorney for your Illinois divorce, one of the first things you’ll be asked to do is to fill out the Financial Affidavit for Divorce & Family Cases.  This is a standardized, approved by the Illinois…

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Foreign Marriage and Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 22, 2020
Foreign Marriage And Divorce In Illinois

People get married all over the world and then come to Illinois to live.  Often, along the way, those same people try to get divorced.  So, if you’re married in a foreign country, can you get divorced in Illinois? How…

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Default Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 20, 2020
Default Divorce in Illinois

The Illinois divorce process is very regimented.  There are a series of steps that the petitioner and the respondent must follow.  If either party doesn’t follow those steps, then the judge calls a “foul” and if it gets too bad,…

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Illinois Divorce Hearings During The COVID-19 pandemic

By Russell Knight | April 19, 2020
Zoom hearings in Chicago divorce cases

As of the date of this article’s publication, April 19, 2020, courts in Cook County, Illinois are currently operating on a very limited basis. Also, as of this date, Cook County Courts are scheduled to reopen on May 18, 2020.…

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Guns, Firearms and Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 17, 2020
Divorce and Guns in Illinois

In America you have the right to own a gun…under certain conditions based on local, state and federal law.  Once you get divorce, or start to get divorced, the conditions of your gun ownership have an additional layer…the clauses of…

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Alternatives To Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 14, 2020
Divorce alternatives in Illinois

Divorce is a big step. Filing for divorce sets a series of events in motion that lead to division of assets, the fissure of a family, support payments and finally…divorce.  Whether it just sounds overly unpleasant or it’s just too…

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Temporary Relief In An Illinois Divorce Case

By Russell Knight | April 13, 2020
temporary orders in Illinois divorce

Every divorce case in Illinois starts the same way: a Petition For Dissolution of Marriage is filed, a Summons is served on the Respondent, the petition for dissolution of Marriage is answered by the Respondent…and then eventually the case is…

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Getting Divorced While Renting In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 12, 2020
divorce and rent

36 % of people nationwide rent their home instead of owning their home.  In Chicago, the percentage of renters is even higher at 51.5% of people being renters.  So, while we know houses get divided in a divorce what happens…

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Is Illinois A Community Property State For Divorce?

By Russell Knight | April 7, 2020
Community Property in an Illinois divorce

Community property is a phrase that is often heard on television or the movies when they discuss a divorce.  The reason “community property” is so often mentioned in media is that “community property” is legal term under the California statutes. …

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