Are Chicago Courts Still Open During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

By Russell Knight | March 31, 2020
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The simple answer is yes, the Chicago courts are still open during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. But, there is much more to it or we wouldn’t be writing this article. Chicago divorce courts fall under “Civil” courts category. As you would…

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My Divorce Lawyer Filed A Motion To Withdraw In Chicago, Illinois. Now what?

By Russell Knight | March 31, 2020
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If you’re in the middle of a divorce in Chicago, Illinois then you know that nothing lasts forever.  This may even include the relationship you have with your divorce lawyer. When you or your divorce lawyer decide to terminate your…

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How Long Do You Have To Wait For A Divorce In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 28, 2020
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Waiting period for an Illinois divorce

Can you just walk into a court in Illinois and ask for a divorce?  It doesn’t seem like it should be that easy to get a divorce. It feels like there should be some kind of waiting period so that…

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Pro Bono Divorce Lawyers Chicago

By Russell Knight | March 27, 2020
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Divorce is expensive.  Divorce with children is even more expensive.  Divorce lawyers in Chicago, Illinois can charge over $400 an hour and ask for $ 5000 retainers.  This is far outside the means of many Chicago residents.  Yet, lower income…

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Chinese Speaking Divorce Law Firm In Chicago Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 25, 2020
Lucy Wang Chinese Speaking Paralegal

At the Law Office of Russell D. Knight we love languages!  Russell D. Knight speaks Spanish and French. Rahul Iyer speaks Hindi and Tamil.  After years or representing Chicago’s Chinese-American community in divorce and family law matters while relying on…

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Freezing Assets During an Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 23, 2020
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Freeze Assets in an Illinois Divorce

When a divorce begins, there is a fundamental lack of trust between the two spouses. This lack of trust is especially strong when it comes to finances. There will always be suspicion that one spouse will try to hide of…

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Is My Chicago, Cook County Divorce Or Paternity Case On Hold Because Of The Coronavirus?

By Russell Knight | March 15, 2020
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The short answer is that, yes, your paternity or Chicago divorce case will be put on hold for 30 days because of the coronavirus.  For more details see below. On March 13, the chief judge in Cook County Courts, Timothy…

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Response To Petition For Dissolution of Marriage Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 14, 2020
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Response to Petition For Dissolution of Marriage

So, you’ve been served with divorce papers in Illinois.  The first page of those papers should have the word “Summons” on top and then the following instructions, “YOU ARE SUMMONED and required to file your WRITTEN APPEARANCE AND RESPONSE…No Later…

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How To Get A Quick Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 11, 2020
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Getting a divorce in Illinois sounds like a long and arduous process. Illinois is not known for having an efficient legal bureaucracy. So, getting a quick divorce in Illinois sounds impossible…but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways…

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Affordable Divorce Lawyer in Chicago

By Russell Knight | March 6, 2020
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Divorce can be scary.  You’re ending a relationship which you committed to for life. Your children will live in two homes.  Your assets and debts will be divided.  You may have to pay support or depend on the support of…

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