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8 Aug 2021, 9:46 am by Russell Knight
Evid. 801(d)(2) If the statement in the screenshot is from someone else, you’ll need to find another exception to the hearsay rule or bring that person into court to testify to the accuracy of their recorded statement. [read post]
24 Jan 2021, 8:18 am by Russell Knight
If “the court makes a finding that application of the guidelines would be inappropriate, after considering the best interests of the child and evidence which shows relevant factors including, but not limited to, one or more of the following: (A) the financial resources and needs of the child; (B) the financial resources and needs of the parents; (C) the standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage or civil union not been dissolved;  and … [read post]
14 Aug 2020, 5:10 pm by Russell Knight
For child support, the Illinois statute requires an Illinois judge to monetize and ratify the “[d]uty of support. [read post]
27 Jun 2021, 8:22 am by Russell Knight
An Illinois divorce is the process by which two married people unwind their joint lives into two separate rights and obligations. [read post]
8 Nov 2020, 5:23 am by Russell Knight
” 750 ILCS 5/503(d) Marital property is ANY property that was acquired after the date of the marriage. [read post]
28 Jun 2020, 10:35 am by Russell Knight
“The numerous other issues involved, such as custody, property disposition, and support are merely questions which are ancillary to the cause of action” In re Marriage of Leopando, 449 NE 2d 137 – Ill: Supreme Court 1983 So, the first sentence after your caption should look like this: “NOW COMES the Petitioner, JOHN JOHNSON, per his attorney, RUSSELL D. [read post]
10 Oct 2020, 12:35 pm by Russell Knight
” Cook County Court Rule 13.7(d) While not formally part of a divorce, orders of protection can occur within a divorce case. [read post]
11 May 2020, 5:03 pm by Russell Knight
The post Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce In Illinois appeared first on Russell D. [read post]
28 Apr 2020, 5:45 pm by Russell Knight
If you’d like to discuss divorce by publication in Illinois and/or Carol Baskin’s obvious murder of her late husband, Don Lewis, contact my Chicago family law firm for a free consultation. [read post]
15 Jul 2019, 4:37 am by Russell D. Knight
People are getting married a lot less lately….or at least getting married a lot later. [read post]
13 Nov 2021, 9:32 am by Russell Knight
Evid. 404 Illinois divorce courts “shall divide the marital property without regard to marital misconduct in just proportions considering all relevant factors” 750 ILCS 5/503(d) “[T]he court may grant a maintenance award for either spouse in amounts and for periods of time as the court deems just, without regard to marital misconduct” 750 ILCS 5/504(a) “In allocating parenting time, the court shall not consider conduct of a parent that does not… [read post]
30 Nov 2021, 10:01 am by Russell Knight
” 750 ILCS 5/505(a)(4)(D) “After the health insurance premium for the child is added to the basic child support obligation and allocated between the parents in proportion to their respective incomes for child support purposes, if the obligor is paying the premium, the amount calculated for the obligee’s share of the health insurance premium for the child shall be deducted from the obligor’s share of the total child support obligation. [read post]
22 Jul 2021, 6:36 pm by Russell Knight
” 735 ILCS 5/2-615(d) The court won’t throw out a pleading unless it’s a real mess. [read post]
2 Jul 2020, 4:20 am by Russell Knight
” 735 ILCS 5/2-1301(d) Even matters as important as your children will be determined without you if you do not file an appearance. [read post]
7 Jul 2020, 6:11 pm by Russell Knight
“A proceeding for allocation of parental responsibilities with respect to a child is commenced in the court: … by a step-parent, by filing a petition, if all of the following circumstances are met: (A) the parent having the majority of parenting time is deceased or is disabled and cannot perform the duties of a parent to the child; (B) the step-parent provided for the care, control, and welfare of the child prior to the initiation of proceedings for allocation of… [read post]
16 Jan 2021, 10:32 am by Russell Knight
If you’d like to discuss strategy, you can contact my Chicago, Illinois [read post]
5 Dec 2020, 7:09 am by Russell Knight
”So, if the IRS has any questions regarding who should pay what, you’d better have the tax-deduction and tax liability issue explicitly memorialized on the order that modified maintenance. [read post]