Russell Knight

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.

Supervised Visitation In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 17, 2020
Supervised parenting time in Illinois

The right to see your children is fundamental to the entire Illinois family law system. That being said, some parents just don’t feel their children are safe when the children are with the other parent. How can we balance the…

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Back Child Support In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 16, 2020
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Retroactive child support in Illinois

Child support in Illinois is always owed from one parent to another when they are no longer parenting together or haven’t come to some kind of agreement that waives child support. When does the obligation of child support begin and…

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Secondhand Smoke And Child Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 14, 2020
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Smoking and Divorce in Illinois

Smoking cigarettes is less and less common today…but 15% of Illinois’ population still smokes cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other forms of tobacco. No one wants their kids to smoke cigarettes or even be exposed to secondhand smoke but people who…

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Student Loans and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 13, 2020
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student loan debt and Illinois divorce

Everyone knows that you split the assets in a divorce but people rarely consider that you also have to split up the debts.  Usually debts are associated with an asset like a house and a car so whoever keeps the…

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Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 11, 2020
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SSDI and divorce in Illinois

In America, almost everyone is expected to work. A person who doesn’t work will have find that their lack of employment has massive implications if they get divorced.  The Illinois family law courts recognize that there is a big difference…

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Modifying Child Support in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 10, 2020
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Child support in Illinois

Child support orders get entered in Illinois when two parents divorce or establish paternity. As the years go by, each parent will make more or less money and the needs of the child will change with time. How does child…

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Illinois Child Support Laws After Age 18

By Russell Knight | May 9, 2020
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When does child support end in Illinois

Child support is money to help support the care and raising of a child.  In Illinois, when does a child stop being a child and therefore stop needing support? What is a parent’s duty to a child as the child…

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What Are The Different Types Of Child Custody In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | May 9, 2020
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Our culture is full of references to different types of child custody; sole custody, joint custody. legal custody, physical custody among others.  In Illinois is child custody really something that you can fit into a box and label so cleanly?…

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How Far Away Can A Parent Move And Still Have 50/50 Joint Custody in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 7, 2020
Moving With Kids in Illinois

Once you have 50/50 joint physical custody of your kids after an Illinois divorce and paternity action, you’re not likely to ever change your schedule.  Still, life will come at you with changes like new work schedules, new spouses and…

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How Do I Keep Sensitive Information Private In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | May 5, 2020
Private Information In An Illinois Divorce

A divorce is not something most people are proud of much less something they want to advertise.  People want to keep their private life…private.  Yet, a divorce is a public record. Also, the two parties to a divorce must disclose…

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