How To Get Your Spouse Served

Posted on May 9th, 2022 by Stephanie Saghafi

What does it mean to be served with divorce papers? Recently, Olivia Wilde’s custody case with ex-husband Jason Sudeikis made headlines when she was served live on stage while presenting the trailer for her upcoming movie. All civil cases, including divorce or custody proceedings, require that the other party be properly served with the complaint, […]

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Recording Spouses During a Divorce

Posted on January 13th, 2022 by Allison Trendle

It isn’t uncommon for one spouse to want to record another spouse during the divorce process. A recording can be evidence of tension at exchanges, violations of orders, or other allegations made against your spouse. Can you record your spouse without their consent, though? Generally, it depends on the type of recording that you’re doing. […]

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Discovery During Divorce

Posted on December 29th, 2021 by Stephanie Saghafi

During a typical divorce, the parties will each issue discovery requests to the other side in order to gather documents and learn information about the other spouse’s assets and liabilities. Each spouse is entitled to be informed about the other’s financial situation. It is important to remember that discovery is a two-way street, and so […]

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Dating While Getting Divorced

Posted on November 12th, 2021 by Allison Trendle

A contested divorce can take years to finalize, and some people are ready to start dating while the process is ongoing. While nothing is stopping either party from dating while getting divorced, there are some things to keep in mind. Dissipation Dissipation is using marital money in a way that benefits only one divorcing spouse […]

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Establishing Paternity in Illinois

Posted on November 12th, 2021 by Stephanie Saghafi

In Illinois, 750 ILCS 46/204 states that a husband is presumed to be the father of any child his wife gives birth to during the marriage. The husband’s name goes directly on the birth certificate and he has legal rights as the father. However, if the father is not married to the mother at the […]

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Kim and Kanye are reconciling, what does this mean for their divorce?

Posted on September 28th, 2021 by Stephanie Saghafi

What happened to Kim-Ye? Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce from her husband, Kanye West, on February 19, 2021. However, Kim’s appearance at Kanye’s “Donda” listening event on August 26, 2021 have led many to believe that the couple are now reconciling. Many couples, like Kim and Kanye, have attempted to save their marriage after […]

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Procedure For Court – COVID

Posted on September 17th, 2021 by Allison Trendle

Can I get my parenting time taken away for not begin vaccinated against COVID-19? A child support hearing in August 2021 ended with Judge Shapiro from Cook County issuing a controversial order. The judge temporarily suspended a mother’s parenting time with her 11-year-old son because the mother had not received the COVID-19 vaccine. He stated […]

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Civil Asset Forfeiture In Criminal Cases

Posted on April 30th, 2021 by Giannola Legal LLC

As criminal defense lawyers in Cook County, IL, we know how confusing and scary it can be if you are facing criminal charges. Thankfully, our Chicago-area law firm can help you navigate the intricacies of your case to ensure you know exactly what to do if you’re charged with a crime.  One area of law […]

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The Illinois Bail Reform Act: What Is It?

Posted on December 21st, 2020 by Giannola Legal LLC

In 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Bail Reform Act into existence. At the time, it was a new statute designed to alleviate overcrowding in Illinois county jails. The Act came as a huge relief to those who weren’t able to afford the bail amount for nonviolent or minor offenses. Our criminal defense lawyer […]

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Posted on December 21st, 2020 by Giannola Legal LLC

With multiple types of bankruptcy, you may not know which is most relevant to your needs. Our bankruptcy attorney near DuPage County, IL has the experience you need to navigate your financial needs and provide you with a clear path forward. We encourage you to assess if Chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for you by […]

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