While Russell Knight always focused on family law, The Law Offices of Russell D. Knight began exclusively practicing family law in 2013. Russell Knight much prefers to do one thing, Family Law, and do it well. Russell Knight still, however, uses a great deal of his general knowledge of Criminal, Immigration and Bankruptcy Law in his Family Law practice. Russell Knight enjoys learning new languages, running, and cooking in his spare time.

Child Representative in Chicago, Illinois

What Is A Guardian Ad Litem Or Child Representative in Chicago, Illinois?

Before you walk into a Cook County Domestic Relations Courtroom you will see a list outside the courtroom.  That list will have your name, your spouse’s name, and the names of a hundred other people that the judge will address that day. Your divorce or paternity case is your entire life! How is the judge…

Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce

Social Security and Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

Social Security is the United States’ federal government’s system for making regular payments to people if they are disabled and/or elderly. People who are getting divorced and also receiving a social security benefit (or their spouse is receiving it) need to know how a divorce will impact that benefit. The law does not treat social…

power of attorney divorce in Chicago, Illinois

Can My Spouse Make Medical Decisions For Me If We’re Getting Divorced In Chicago, Illinois?

Yes.  If you’re spouse has not yet divorced you, you have no health care power of attorney, and you are not conscious, your spouse can make medical decisions on your behalf. Understandably, this is disturbing at best and terrifying at worst.  Let’s go through the steps you’d have to take to make sure this doesn’t…

Prenup Lawyer

How Do I Know If My Prenuptial Agreement Will Be Enforced In Chicago, Illinois?

When two people get divorced in Illinois, they follow the procedures of the Illinois Marriage And Dissolution of Marriage Act to determine what will happen to their assets and incomes upon entering the final judgment of dissolution of marriage. In lieu of following the requirements of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act the…