Contact our office for a no-charge confidential consultation to discuss your potential legal options. We have broad experience in divorce/family legal matters. When you talk with us, you know we’ll apply that experience and knowledge to your problem.
Russell Knight and his staff have extensive trial experience and are eager to take matters to hearing in front of a judge when required. While informed, aggressive negotiation is an important strategy, your lawyer should be comfortable advocating for you in open court.
Russell Knight and all his staff are fluent in Spanish. We can speak with you in person, on the phone or via written correspondence in your native language. Russell Knight y todo su personal habla español. Podemos hablar con usted en persona, por teléfono o a través de correspondencia escrita en su idioma natal. Russell, raised in Canada, can also speak French.
Family Law refers to Illinois law, rules, regulations, and court procedures involving the family unit when that unit comes under the purview of the courts. Additionally, there are local Cook County and Chicago court rules that govern Family Law. We at the Law Office of Russell D. Knight value your family as it exists now and will exist in the future. Most family law matters need the attention of a conscientious, skilled attorney who can successfully process your divorce and/or child custody matter.
There are always upwards of 5 people employed in our Chicago, Illinois office. The rates are as follows
- $ 325 an hour for Russell Knight.
- $ 250 an hour for associate attorneys or co-counsels.
- $ 100 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. Going forward, child support obligations will be calculated using something called the “Income Shares Method”. The formula no longer uses a straight percentage to calculate income. Instead, it calculates child support incorporating both the non-custodial and the custodial parent’s income.
For Chicago, Illinois family law representation, contact the Law Office of Russell D. Knight Law. We can help you with divorce, high net worth divorce, property division, spousal support/alimony, child custody, visitation, paternity, child support, domestic violence, same-sex cases and post-divorce modifications. Whether you prefer negotiation, mediation or litigation, our attorneys have the experience to assist you.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at (773) 334-6311. You may also complete the form on this page and we will contact you shortly.
“Russell Knight is the real deal and whole package as far as attorneys go. With his experience and knowledge of Family Law, along with his genuine caring and concern of my case especially with kids involved, Russell Knight kept me strong during my visitation fight and maintained that bright light at the end of the tunnel which eventually turned out to be the sun! Forever thankful and grateful for one of the truly good guys!”
“Mr. Knight represented me for my prenup and subsequent divorce case. The prenup was smooth sailing. The divorce was a complete pain, though my ex was essentially unresponsive. We went to court five times, and Mr. Knight described the events as Kafkaesque! He carefully counseled me about what was happening, why (although sometimes family court is a mystery), and next steps. He foresaw a major potential pitfall, which we were able avoid, thanks to his knowledge.“
“I found Russell Knight to be highly intelligent, honest, caring, and compassionate. I felt prepared in court and more importantly that someone was on my side. Our custody case lasted much longer than we thought and than it should have, but he never checked out. “