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Mental Illness And Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 2, 2020
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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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In Illinois, Divorce Without Knowing Where A Spouse Is Located

By Russell Knight | April 28, 2020
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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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Seasonably Updating Discovery in An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 27, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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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At What Age Can A Child Choose Not To Visit The Non-Custodial Parent In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | April 15, 2020
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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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Alternatives To Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 14, 2020
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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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