RUSSELL D. KNIGHT
DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO
Work With Attorneys Who Know Chicago Illinois Divorce and Family Law
Why Hire Our Chicago Divorce & Family Law Firm
Contact our office for a no-charge confidential and discrete consultation with an experienced Chicago divorce lawyer. Russell D. Knight will explain where you are in your divorce case, where you need to be in your divorce case and how to get there. We have broad experience in divorce/family legal matters. When you talk with us, you will know you are talking with an experienced Chicago divorce lawyer who has the answers to your questions and the strategy to resolve your divorce case.
Every divorce lawyer is also a trial lawyer. Russell D. Knight and his staff of divorce lawyers and paralegals have extensive trial experience. Cooperateive and aggressive negotiation is an important strategy in any Chicago divorce. When negotiations fail, your Chicago divorce lawyer needs to take matters in front of a Cook County domestic relations judge. Russell D. Knight and his team are intimately familiar with the individual judge’s rules, local rules, civil procedure and evidence laws that make up trial lawyer’s toolkit.
Fluent in Spanish & Other Languages
Russell Knight and all his staff are fluent in Spanish and other languages. Russell, raised in Canada, is also a French speaking attorney. Our lawyers can speak with you in person, on the phone or via written correspondence in your native language.
Russell Knight y todo su personal hablan español. Podemos hablar con usted en persona, por teléfono o a través de correspondencia escrita en su idioma natal.
Russell D. Knight
Top Chicago Divorce & Family Law
Why you should hire us!
Russell D. Knight has been divorcing people in Chicago since 2006. We are a Chicago, Illinois family attorneys that have processed and litigated over a thousand divorce cases and parentage actions.
Personal attention from family law attorneys and professional staff. Each client has a dedicated paralegal and attorney assigned to their divorce case. YOUR best outcome is OUR focus and goal.
Family Is First
Above all, we focus on your children and family’s current and long-term needs during and after the Illinois divorce process.
Commitment To Value
The billable hour system used by Illinois divorce lawyers is ripe for abuse and misunderstanding. We provide crystal clear, reasonable invoices to reflect our commitment to providing value as well as results in your Chicago divorce.
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Family Law Is What We Do
Family Law refers to Illinois law, rules, regulations, and court procedures involving the family unit when that unit comes under the purview of the Illinois courts. Additionally, there are local Cook County and Chicago court rules that govern Family Law.
We have a singular obsession with providing insight and understanding into Family Law in Chicago, Illinois.
Family law matters need the attention of a conscientious, skilled attorney who can successfully process your divorce and/or parenting matter.
How We Charge
There are always upwards of 5 people employed in our Chicago, Illinois office. The rates are as follows
- $ 385 an hour for Russell Knight.
- $ 300 an hour for associate attorneys or co-counsels.
- $ 125 an hour for paralegals
These labor rates are accounted for on a six minute basis and are explicitly explained within the invoices that are distributed.
Effective July 1, 2017, courts in the State of Illinois implemented changes to how child support is to be calculated. Child support obligations will be calculated using “Income Shares Method”.
For years, Illinois statutes referred to decision making for the children of separated parents as “custody” and the time spent with the children by the non-primary parent as “visitation”.
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