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
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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
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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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Bonus Income And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 3, 2020
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Money is a funny thing in an Illinois divorce. In a divorce, money is an asset which can be divisible or not based on whether it is marital.  In a divorce money is also evidence of income which can determine…

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How Long Do You Have To Wait For A Divorce In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 28, 2020
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Waiting period for an Illinois divorce

Can you just walk into a court in Illinois and ask for a divorce?  It doesn’t seem like it should be that easy to get a divorce. It feels like there should be some kind of waiting period so that…

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Response To Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 14, 2020
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Response to Petition For Dissolution of Marriage

So, you’ve been served with divorce papers in Illinois.  The first page of those papers should have the word “Summons” on top and then the following instructions, “YOU ARE SUMMONED and required to file your WRITTEN APPEARANCE AND RESPONSE…No Later…

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How To Get A Quick Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 11, 2020
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Getting a divorce in Illinois sounds like a long and arduous process. Illinois is not known for having an efficient legal bureaucracy. So, getting a quick divorce in Illinois sounds impossible…but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways…

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Indian Divorce Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 21, 2019
Chicago Hindu Divorce

There are over 100,000 Indian-Americans in the Chicagoland area. There are a smaller number of Pakistani and Bangladeshi-Americans in the Chicagoland area but all three groups are an expanding, vibrant and successful demographic.  Unfortunately, even South Asian-Americans get divorced or…

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Personal Injury And Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 8, 2019
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Personal injury and divorce in Chicago Illinois

Big changes in life can often be a trigger for a divorce.  There are fewer bigger changes than sustaining a significant personal injury and then receiving a subsequent settlement or award for that personal injury.  Often, this change in physical…

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Unmarried Couples and Dividing Property In Illinois

By Russell Knight | July 15, 2019
Unmarried couples and property division

People are getting married a lot less lately….or at least getting married a lot later. It’s not uncommon for unmarried couples to not only live together but to buy homes together.  What happens when an unmarried couple buys a property…

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