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What Is Mutual Stay Away Order In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | October 8, 2021
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Mutual Restraining Orders In An Illinois Divorce

Divorce can lead to (or result from) a lot of horrible events. The worst event in a divorce is the possibility of violence from one or both members of the marriage. After abuse or harassment during or after an Illinois…

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Harassment And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 30, 2021
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Legal harassment in an Illinois divorce

People who are getting divorced do not like each other. That dislike can sometimes manifest into behavior that can be characterized as harassment. Harassment exists on a spectrum from physical violence to mere annoyance. “Harassment is the result of intentional…

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

By Russell Knight | October 7, 2018
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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How Do I Get An Order Of Protection In Cook County?

By Russell Knight | December 31, 2017
Chicago Order Of Protection

Orders of protection in Cook County can be obtained either through the criminal courts or through the civil courts. A criminal order of protection is obtained through the underlying crime (usually assault or battery).  The state’s attorney should provide you…

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