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Russell D. Knight has been practicing family law as a Chicago divorce lawyer since 2006. Russell D. Knight amicably resolves tough cases while remaining a strong advocate for his client’s interests.

My Spouse Gave Me A Sexually Transmitted Disease. What Do I Do?

By Russell Knight | January 15, 2021
STD and Divorce in Illinois

Sex outside of a marriage is bad enough but when someone brings something back from extramarital sex, it is really bad. Sadly, a sexually transmitted disease is usually the cherry on top of a horrible divorce sundae. It’s embarrassing at…

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I Don’t Live In Illinois But I Was Served With Illinois Divorce Papers

By Russell Knight | January 10, 2021
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Divorce service outside of Illinois

Married couples move apart over time. They often literally move away from each other and one spouse will file for divorce in a state that the other spouse doesn’t live in. This is inconvenient for the out-of-state spouse at best…

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My Spouse’s Income Reduced During My Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 9, 2021
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Reduced Income In An Illinois Divorce

Things change when people get divorced. Whether it is the stress of a divorce or the conniving strategy, incomes seems to plummet during the divorce process. In Illinois, income is what determines maintenance (formerly known as alimony) and child support.…

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Flexible Spending Accounts And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | January 2, 2021
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Divorce and flexible spending accounts

There are a lot of assets to account for in an Illinois divorce. 401ks, houses, cars, bank accounts and personal items must all be allocated to each party in a divorce.  It is easy to overlook smaller accounts during the…

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Immigration Status And Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 1, 2021
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Permanent residency and divorce

Getting into the United States is relatively easy. Staying in the United States, legally, is the tricky part. Many people who get permission to remain in the United States beyond the terms of their visa do so by adjusting their…

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IRS Tax Debt And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | January 1, 2021
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Tax debt and divorce in Illinois

A broken marriage can be the final result of a series of financial disasters. When a couple experiences loss of income, additional expenses and debt, that couple will end the year without paying their taxes in full. That leaves the…

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Cohabitation Agreements In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 28, 2020
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Cohabitation Agreements In Illinois

People are getting married a lot less but they’re living together as couples without being married. How can these couples memorialize their living arrangement? How can couples buy property together and later divide those purchases if they break up…all without…

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Social Media Evidence And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 27, 2020
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Facebook posts in divorce court

Social media; Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter, etc., has changed everything. Like a giant wall of public graffiti, social media has exposed everyone’s inner most thoughts (if they cared to share them) to the world. These thoughts can later be…

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What Is A Constructive Trust In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 26, 2020
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What is a constructive trust?

Illinois family law has a lot of buzzwords that divorce lawyers understand (or pretend to) that regular people can’t seem to wrap their head around. “Constructive trusts” is one of those buzzwords. If you search for “constructive trust” in the…

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Who Gets The Tax Attributes In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 26, 2020
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Tax Deductions In An Illinois DIvorce

For most people, tax issues are not a big issue in their Illinois divorce. After any remaining tax debts are allocated, the only issue is who declares the children on their taxes in which years. For the wealthy, taxes are…

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