What Will Happen To My Health Insurance In My Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 9, 2018
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Insurance and Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

In Illinois, there’s no actual law regarding health insurance and divorce. As long as you are married, you have the right to stay on the policy of your insured spouse.  Conversely, as long as you are married, you must maintain…

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When Will My Chicago, Illinois Divorce be Truly Over?

By Russell Knight | September 7, 2018
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Cook County Divorce

As you might infer from the question, there is never a time your divorce case can truly be considered “over” or “finished”. Before we go onto why, let’s talk about divorce procedures briefly. Illinois law governs divorces in a section…

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What Are Sanctions In A Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 5, 2018
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Contempt of court in Chicago

According to the law.com legal dictionary, a sanction is defined as “a financial penalty imposed by a judge on a party or attorney for violation of a court rule, for receiving a special waiver of a rule, or as a…

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Who Gets To Claim The Kids On Their Taxes In A Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 5, 2018
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Illinois Divorce Taxes

The ability to of a parent to claim children on their taxes is as good as money itself. While this is usually an afterthought, should not simply abandon the right to declare their children to the other parent simply because…

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What Happens If My Husband Or Wife Lies About Their Assets Or Income in My Chicago, Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 4, 2018
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Wife lies in divorce in Chicago

Illinois divorce law relies on both parties disclosing all of their assets and income to the other party in order to settle their divorce.  But what happens if one party lies about their assets or income in a Chicago, Illinois…

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Does My Husband or Wife Have To Be Personally Served In My Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 3, 2018
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process server in cook county divorce

Do I have to serve my husband or wife in my Chicago, Divorce? We’ve all seen the movies where a stranger nonchalantly hands a character some documents and quietly says, “You’ve been served.”  The character then looks at the papers…

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What Should I Bring To A Consultation With A Divorce Attorney In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | September 3, 2018
lawyer meeting

Many people hire me to handle their divorce or parentage action in Chicago without meeting me personally.  Potential clients read my hundreds of articles about Illinois divorce, see my reviews online or they can tell that I “know what I’m…

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How Long Does a Divorce Take In Chicago, Cook County, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | August 16, 2018
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Length of Divorce in Chicago

A divorce in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois can take as little as two weeks and as long as three years.  It all depends. Let’s work through what can make a divorce take so much time. A Divorce With A Full…

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Travel Outside Of The Country With Your Children After A Divorce Chicago, Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 12, 2018
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Taking your children outside of the country after a Chicago, Illinois divorce is a big step.  When you travel abroad with your children, you are taking your children outside of the jurisdiction of the court that entered your divorce decree,…

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What Do I Need To Prove To Get A Divorce in Chicago, Illinois? Do I Need To Prove An Affair? Do I Need To Prove Abuse?

By Russell Knight | July 26, 2018
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Starting from January 1, 2016, Illinois joined a majority of states in the USA in eliminating all the fault-based grounds for divorce. This was done through Public Act 99-90 that removed all fault-based grounds for divorce and the only ground…

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