RUSSELL D. KNIGHT
CHICAGO DIVORCE LAWYER

The Law Office of Russell D. Knight is a family law and divorce law firm dedicated to guiding clients through their divorces both in and out of the courtroom. At the Law Office of Russell D. Knight, our divorce lawyers provide a personal level of service that will help put you back in control. We will discuss all of your legal options and give you an honest assessment of your divorce case. Contact our office today for a 100% free consultation with a Chicago divorce lawyer.

RUSSELL D. KNIGHT
CHICAGO DIVORCE LAWYER

The Law Office of Russell D. Knight is a family law and divorce law firm dedicated to guiding clients through their divorce both in and out of the courtroom. At the Law Office of Russell D. Knight, our divorce lawyers provide the legal counsel that will put you back in control. We will discuss all of your legal options and give you an honest assessment of your divorce case and your family's future. Contact our office today for a 100% free consultation with a Chicago divorce lawyer.

Contact Us at (773) 334-6311 to schedule a FREE no-obligation consultation today.

Something major is happening…

Something major is happening in your marriage and life. You may be asking yourself, "Do I really want to divorce my spouse?"

Should I take action or wait? How do I respond?

Can I even afford to move out or pay support?

What are my rights? What are my responsibilities? How does divorce and separation work in Illinois?

What about the kids?

Am I going to be okay?

What will happen with the house?

How much am I going to have to pay?

What about the kids?

Am I going to be okay?

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What will happen with the house?

How much am I going to have to pay?

Our Promise to You

We'll guide you to the best solution possible and always put your kids first.

Experience

Russell D. Knight has been divorcing people in Chicago, IL since 2006. We are Chicagoland area Illinois divorce attorneys who have crafted prenuptial, postnuptial and other divorce agreements for and/or litigated over a thousand divorces and parentage actions.

Client Focus

Personal attention from family law attorneys and professional staff. Each client has a dedicated paralegal and attorney assigned to their divorce case. Whether it is complex financial issues or high conflict parenting/visitation matters, YOUR best outcome is OUR focus and goal.

Kids and Family First

Above all, we focus on your children — their health, safety and happiness. Your family’s needs during and after the Illinois divorce process are our foremost concern. Whether contested or collaborative, all child custody matters are handled with the children first in mind.

Value and Results

The billable hour system used by Illinois divorce lawyers can be abused. Our invoices – reasonable and crystal clear – reflect our team's time, expenses and commitment to providing value and results for our clients throughout Illinois.

Family law is what we do.

Family Law refers to Illinois law, rules, regulations, and court procedures involving the family unit in the Illinois courts. Additionally, there are Supreme Court and local Cook County court rules that govern Family Law.

Whether it is child support, custody, property division, maintenance (formerly known as alimony) or other spousal support, there is a rule for it...and we know it!

We have a singular obsession with providing insight and understanding into family law and other marital legal issues in Illinois.

Family law proceedings need the attention of a conscientious, experienced divorce attorney who can successfully process your divorce and/or parenting matter.

Let's have that conversation.

Let's spend a few minutes on the phone. After a discussion with advice, candor and privacy, you'll know what to do next. If we are a good partner for you in this journey, our professional relationship can begin.

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Meet Our Chicago Divorce Attorneys

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Russell Knight

Practice Areas / Specialization: Divorce and Family Law

Phone: (773) 334-6311

Email: russell@rdklegal.com


BIOGRAPHY: Russell D. Knight has been practicing family law as a Chicago divorce lawyer since 2006. From paternity issues to mediation and final dissolution of marriage, Russell D. Knight resolves tough cases with sound legal advice while remaining a strong advocate for his client’s interests.

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Rahul Iyer

Practice Areas / Specialization: Divorce and Family Law

Phone: (773) 334-6311

Email: rahul@iyerlawfirm.com


BIOGRAPHY: Rahul has practiced divorce and family law since 2012 in Minnesota and then in Chicago Illinois since 2015. With a well honed focus on the difficult business and financial aspects of divorce law, Rahul co-counsels all of Russell Knight’s divorce and family law cases in Chicago.

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Please schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our Chicago divorce and family law attorneys.

Reviews from Our Clients

“I have a strange situation with my driver’s license, and sought advice on how to best handle it. I reached out to a handful of lawyers, virtually ALL of whom brushed me off and essentially told me to just deal with it. All except Russell Knight, that is. He gave me a concrete starting point, took the time to answer all of my questions, and was honest and forthcoming. What more could you ask for in a lawyer?”

“I wish I called sooner. Russel did an outstanding job and got through my case so quickly. He was very responsive. Just give him a call or shoot him a message and he will accommodate you. Very knowledgeable and helpful. I have recommended him to close friends and clients as well. Nothing but good things thank you so much! Ps- free consultation and he speaks Spanish too!”

“Unfortunately I have had to deal with many attorneys over the years. Russell is honest, knowledgeable, experienced, responsible, responsive and aggressive (which is something you definitely want in a lawyer). He gets the job done quickly and unlike many of his colleagues, his fees are reasonable and he doesn’t 'work the clock.' I have been recommending him to anyone looking for a great lawyer.”

Chicago Divorce Lawyer Articles

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What Is A Stipulation To Hear Uncontested Cause In A Cook County Divorce?

By Russell Knight | July 28, 2021
Stipulated to uncontested issues in an Illinois divorce

Ninety five percent of divorces in Cook County finalize by agreement rather than be resolved via a full blown trial. When cases do get resolved by agreement, the Cook county divorce court wants to ensure that EVERYTHING is truly resolved and agreed to. So, the Cook county court requires a final stipulation by both parties…

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Demonstrative Evidence In An Illinois Divorce Hearing or Trial

By Russell Knight | July 26, 2021
demonstrative exhibits in Illinois divorce

Demonstrative evidence, like a chart, a map or a drawing are effective ways to clarify an issue to a finder of fact. While common in accident cases where the laws of physics need to be explained to a jury, demonstrative evidence is not especially common in Illinois divorce cases. Demonstrative exhibits are a great idea…

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Hearsay In An Illinois Hearing or Trial

By Russell Knight | July 25, 2021
Hearsay evidence in an Illinois trial.

An old joke best illustrates the concept of hearsay in a trial. Witness: “Then Bobby told me that he was the one that did it.” Lawyer: “Ah. So, hearsay? Witness: “Yup. I heard ‘em say it” “”Hearsay” is a statement, other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the trial or hearing, offered…

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Relevant and Irrelevant Questions In An Illinois Divorce Trial Or Hearing

By Russell Knight | July 23, 2021
Irrelevant questions in an Illinois divorce

If you can’t agree on the final terms of a divorce, an Illinois divorce judge will make final determinations and issue a judgment of dissolution of marriage, a marital settlement order and/or a parental responsibilities and parenting time order. In order for the Illinois divorce judge to come to these conclusions that will forever affect…

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“ We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”

— Joseph Campbell