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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.

Can A Lawyer Talk To Their Client During An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial?

By Russell Knight | October 23, 2021
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Can a lawyer talk to a witness on a trial break?

In an Illinois divorce hearing or trial, you are counting on your lawyer to guide you through the process. Your lawyer can discuss anything with you under the full protection of attorney-client privilege throughout your Illinois divorce. But once testimony…

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Can A Judge Ask Questions In An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial?

By Russell Knight | October 23, 2021
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Judge Questions In A Divorce Trial

Divorce court is a scary place. Your entire life is under examination as you unwind your relationship with the person who was, formerly, your closest partner in that life. When you walk into a divorce court in Illinois, your divorce…

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Witnesses With A Lack Of Personal Knowledge In An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial

By Russell Knight | October 22, 2021
Lack of Personal Knowledge In An Illinois Divorce

A divorce trial is a series of witnesses testifying in order to introduce evidence for the finder of fact, a judge, to weigh and make final orders. What will these witnesses be testifying to in an Illinois divorce trial? Witnesses…

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Police Reports In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | October 19, 2021
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Police reports and evidence in Illinois

Divorce is a state of conflict and, often, police are called to resolve that conflict. When the police finish their work, they often prepare a report of what happened. That report will include the police officer’s observations and opinions. In…

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Intervening In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | October 17, 2021
Motion To Intervene

A divorce definitely includes two spouses. A divorce probably includes children who were the product of that marriage. But, sometimes a divorce can involve third parties such as parents of the spouses, corporations the spouses own, or other third parties…

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Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | October 16, 2021
IIED in Illinois and Divorce

People do horrible things to each other before, during and after a divorce. The Illinois divorce process, however, rarely addresses horrible behavior. Illinois divorce courts “divide…marital property without regard to marital misconduct in just proportions” 750 ILCS 5/503(d) Child support and…

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Translating During An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | October 15, 2021
Interpreter in an Illinois divorce

“The official language of the State of Illinois is English.” 5 ILCS 460/20 However, one or both parties to an Illinois divorce may not speak English well enough to adequately understand and communicate during their Illinois divorce court proceedings. “Fundamental…

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Reading Your Spouse’s Tax Returns In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | October 13, 2021
Tax returns in an Illinois divorce

A divorce is the untangling of two people’s lives, personally and professionally. It is not uncommon for one spouse to hold a monopoly on the parties’ financial information. Tax returns will reveal almost all of a party’s income and assets…

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Marijuana In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | October 10, 2021
Divorce and Marijuana In Illinois

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in Illinois. Does this mean that the stressed-out, divorce litigant can light up a joint without fear of repercussion from both the police and their divorce judge? Marijuana use, legal or not, can…

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What Is Mutual Stay Away Order In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | October 8, 2021
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Mutual Restraining Orders In An Illinois Divorce

Divorce can lead to (or result from) a lot of horrible events. The worst event in a divorce is the possibility of violence from one or both members of the marriage. After abuse or harassment during or after an Illinois…

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