Chicago divorce attorney Russell Knight releases a new article (https://rdklegal.com/when-should-i-file-for-divorce-in-illinois/) that discusses the best time to file a divorce in Illinois. The lawyer mentions that it is quite common for someone who is married to think about divorce. However, it is hard for a married person to point out when is the right time to file for divorce.
According to the Chicago divorce lawyer, “Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to wait at all to file for divorce in Illinois. There is nothing holding you back from filing for divorce. The only question is whether you should file for divorce now or later.”
The lawyer explains that Illinois law requires that one of the spouses involved in a divorce be a resident of Illinois for a period of 90 days prior to filing the divorce petition. A spouse filing for divorce should wait at least 90 days after the spouse has moved to Illinois. At the end of the divorce proceedings, the lawyer will explain that one of the spouses must have lived in Illinois for at least 90 days.
Attorney Russell Knight states that there is no advantage no matter who is filing for divorce first. The person who files the divorce papers first will be the petitioner. The respondent is the other party. These labels are the same as the old civil court titles "plaintiff", and "defendant".
According to the article, the divorce lawyer states that the petitioner can file for divorcement in either the county in which they reside or in the county in which the spouse lives. If the petitioner files for divorce first, it is possible that the court will find the other spouse in default and grant the petitioner a divorce.
Furthermore, a default divorce can also lead to binding decisions on child support, maintenance and division of assets. The court decides all matters related to custody and parenting time. They are based on what is in the best interest for the child.
Lastly, attorney Russell Knight emphasizes the importance of having a skilled divorce lawyer when it comes to matters involving divorce and child custody. Having an experienced lawyer may be able to help the client understand their rights and responsibilities in the case.
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The Law Office of Russell D. Knight was established in 2009 by the divorce attorney Russell D. Knight. The lawyer’s love for family law is demonstrated by the numerous articles personally written by the lawyer. Russell is a licensed lawyer throughout Florida and Illinois. The attorney has a legal practice in both states and employs an entire staff of paralegals and attorneys in the two states of Chicago, Illinois, and Naples, Florida. Contact them today at (773) 334-6311
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