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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.

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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Country Clubs, Golf Clubs And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 25, 2020
Country Club Illinois Divorce

Most people’s divorces are quite financially, simple. The house gets sold, the proceeds divided, the 401ks and retirement accounts get QDRO’d, child support and alimony get calculated pursuant to the statute. Wealthy people’s divorces get a lot more complicated. The…

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Second Homes And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 24, 2020
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2nd home in Illinois divorce

As a married couple ages, they refinance their house and lower their mortgage payment, the kids leave the home and suddenly there’s extra income. Many couples take this opportunity to buy a second home. A second home allows a couple…

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How To Serve An Overseas Spouse In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | December 23, 2020
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Foreign Service Illinois Divorce

Married couples drift apart. Some married couples literally drift oceans apart to the point where they are no longer in the same country. When the member of the couple that is an Illinois resident files for divorce, that person needs…

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Can My Spouse Search My Phone Or Computer In My Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 19, 2020
privacy and divorce in Illinois

Our lives are documented by our computers. All of us carry a tiny computer on us or next to us 24 hours a day that we refer to by just one of it’s functions: a phone. What we did. Who…

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H-1B Visas, H-4 Visas and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 13, 2020
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H1B visa and divorce in Illinois

There are a lot of ways to get entry to the United States. One way to immigrate to the United States is by securing an H-1B visa. The recipient of the H-1B visa can then also apply for their spouse…

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Parent-time Holidays In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 11, 2020
Parent-time Holidays Illinois

Holidays are special times but they’re even more special with kids. After a break up or a divorce it’s important for both the parents and the kids to know where they’ll be spending which holiday. So, what are the parent-time…

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What is Non-Modifiable Maintenance In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 8, 2020
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Non-modifiable alimony in Illinois

Maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is the manner in which Illinois divorce courts assure both parties to a divorce that they will be able to maintain their lifestyles post-divorce until they are able to “get back on their feet.” Illinois…

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Maintenance Modifications And Taxes After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | December 5, 2020
Taxes and Alimony in Illinois

Before 2019, maintenance (formerly known as alimony) worked much differently in Illinois. Over time, laws change and people’s circumstances change. Maintenance almost always gets modified in the future due to an economic setback for the payor, an economic boost for…

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Are Divorce Settlement Negotiations Confidential In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | December 3, 2020
secret settlement offer

In the process of an Illinois divorce, the parties will often make settlement offers to resolve some or all of the issues in their divorce. An offer isn’t a deal until the offer is accepted by both parties to the…

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