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How To Get 50/50 Joint Custody in An Illinois Divorce or Parentage Action

By Russell Knight | May 10, 2022
Illinois joint custody

In an Illinois divorce, you can lose a lot.  You can lose your assets and you can lose time with your kids.  In the end, you can make more money but you can’t get back time with your kids. For…

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Morality Clauses In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 16, 2022
Paramour clauses in an Illinois divorce

Divorce is often the result of a breakdown in trust between a married couple. When the breakdown in trust is due to a new relationship, the other party can be expected to be extremely apprehensive about exposing new boyfriends/girlfriends to…

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What Are The Different Types Of Child Custody In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 29, 2022
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Our culture is full of references to different types of child custody; sole custody, joint custody. legal custody, physical custody among others.  In Illinois is child custody really something that you can fit into a box and label so cleanly?…

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Nesting And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 16, 2022
Divorce And Nesting In Illiinois

“Nesting” is the idea that, after a separation or a divorce, instead of the kids going between Mom and Dad’s house, the Mom and Dad alternately go to the house where the kids stay all of the time. Is nesting…

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Stepparents and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 16, 2022
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Step-parents In An Illinois Divorce

Divorce isn’t just the ending of a marriage, divorces can also be a new beginning.  New relationships will blossom and then strengthen. If a divorced person has children, this means that there will be a stepparent situation that everyone will have…

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Supervised Visitation In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2022
Supervised parenting time in Illinois

The right to see your children is fundamental to the entire Illinois family law system. That being said, some parents just don’t feel their children are safe when the children are with the other parent. How can we balance the…

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How To Get Visitation Rights In Illinois

By Russell Knight | February 20, 2022
Right to see children in Illinois

If you are a parent of a child in Illinois, you have the right to see your child…eventually. Without a petition on file, any attempt to exercise visitation rights with your child will have no authority of law. A call…

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Withholding or Denying Parenting Time In Illinois

By Russell Knight | February 19, 2022
Denial of Visitation In Illinois

When your child’s parent is not allowing parenting time, you can always call the police and show the police officers the court order. If the police are willing to read a 12 page Allocation of Parenting Time and Parental Responsibilities…

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Why Is Custody Usually Awarded To Women In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | February 17, 2022
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Mothers get custody in Illinois

If you do a quick survey of divorce parents with children in Illinois, you will notice something very quickly: the women usually have more parenting time. Aren’t Illinois child custody laws supposed to be blind to gender? Why do women…

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Child Representatives In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 29, 2022
Child Rep Illinois

A divorce case is not the legal resolution of a moment in time like an accident tort or an instance of criminal activities. A divorce case unwinds the matters of two people who were together for years. When those two…

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