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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.

What Is A Retainer In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 11, 2020
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Retainer and divorce in Illinois

Lawyers have a peculiar way of charging people. Some professionals will send you a bill at the end of a job and other professionals will require an initial deposit. Lawyers, however, will ask for a retainer before beginning work on…

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What Is A Motion In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 9, 2020
Divorce Court Motion Illinois

What happens after a Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage is filed? People don’t just cooperate and work together on the divorce. Divorcing parties ignore each other at best and hate each other at worst.  So, how is a divorce supposed…

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What Is An Answer In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 7, 2020
Answering Motions In Divorce

Showing up to a court date for your divorce is intimidating.  Your personal life is falling apart and now you are expected to resolve the issues in a completely formal and foreign environment: divorce court. Everyone is wearing a suit. …

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Military Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 6, 2020
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Illinois divorce and the military

Outside pressures in life can often affect our most intimate relationships.  Few people have more outside pressures than the members of our nation’s military.  Members of the military have special responsibilities to our society and our society, in turn, creates…

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What Is An Equitable Division Of Assets In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 4, 2020
Equitable Distribution Of Assets In Illinois Divorce

The point of a divorce is to unwind a couple’s affairs while establishing and memorializing the remaining obligations between the two parties. The “unwind” part is simply the division of the party’s marital assets. The “ongoing obligations” is virtually everything…

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Religion And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 1, 2020
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Divorce and Religion In Illinois

They say you should never talk about politics, sex or religion in polite company. Debating some issues only lead to disagreements and hurt feelings. Well, when you’re getting divorced, you already disagree while your feelings are hurt so you might…

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Defamation And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 30, 2020
Divorce and defamation in Illinois

Divorce can get ugly.  When divorce  does get ugly, the parties can say cruel and hateful things about each other to their friends and family. Is saying, writing or text awful things just par for the course in an Illinois…

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Child Support and 50/50 Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 29, 2020
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Child Support With 50/50 Custody

Everyone knows that the parent who has the child the majority of the time is awarded child support.  But what happens when neither parent has the child most of the time? What if the parents are splitting custody 50/50?  What…

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What Is a Marital Settlement Agreement In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 27, 2020
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MSA in Illinois Divorce

It’s often said that 99% of divorces end up settling rather than go to trial. But what does that mean? What is the result of a divorce settlement in Illinois? The end result of divorce in Illinois is a series…

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How Long Can You Leave a Child Unattended In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | August 25, 2020
Can I leave my child alone in Illinois?

In today’s society, children are not left alone.  Kids just aren’t trusted to be on their own. The concern is rarely the children themselves but outside threats, perceived or real. Still, it is impractical to think that a parent will…

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