How To Get Your Spouse Served

Posted on May 9th, 2022 by Danielle Giannola

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 Danielle Giannola

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 Danielle Giannola

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 Danielle Giannola

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 Danielle Giannola

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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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Posted on September 29th, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

Bankruptcy is a judicial process designed to help people who are unable to get out of debt on their own. There are a variety of different types of bankruptcy, each with its own advantages and disadvantages to consider. This article will specifically focus on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Giannola Legal LLC has experienced bankruptcy lawyers in […]

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Security Deposits

Posted on September 21st, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

When moving out of a rental home, tenants are extremely eager to see the return of their security deposit. Landlords are required to follow state law when handling your deposit, which means using it only for certain expenses and returning it to you by a specific deadline. However, not all landlords comply with, or even […]

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Getting Divorced in Illinois: Marital & Non-Marital Property

Posted on August 18th, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Part of what makes it so stressful is the fact that both spouses generally want to keep as many assets as they possibly can. Who is entitled to what assets during a divorce in Illinois depends on whether the assets […]

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Firearm Ownership in Illinois

Posted on August 6th, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

When people think of the United States Constitution, one of the first rights included in the Bill of Rights is our Second Amendment right to bear arms. While you do have the right to own and even carry firearms on your person, it’s important to do so legally. That means being aware of and complying […]

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Domestic Battery in Illinois

Posted on July 21st, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

Domestic battery is a serious crime in Illinois. As we’ll discuss below, a domestic battery conviction can have significant consequences for you and your future. As such, it’s best to speak with an attorney about domestic battery charges. The experienced criminal defense lawyers in Lockport, Illinois at Giannola Legal LLC offer free, no time limit […]

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