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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 An Objection In An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial?

By Russell Knight | September 21, 2021
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objections during an Illinois trial

A hearing or trial in an Illinois divorce is both parties presenting evidence via testimony and exhibits to an Illinois divorce judge. The divorce judge will weigh all of the evidence presented unless the divorce judge finds the evidence to…

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Due Process In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 19, 2021
What Is Due Process In Illinois?

Divorce is the untangling of two lives through the public state courts. Divorce is a process. That process needs to be fair. It is not enough for the parties to merely follow the law as written. The parties must be…

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Tenants In Common, Joint Tenants, and Tenants In The Entirety In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 18, 2021
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Tenancy By The Entirety In Illinois

Being married means starting a life together. For most people, that means owning property together in furtherance of building a home and a family. That real estate can be held in a variety of ways based on how the deed…

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Signatures In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 17, 2021
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Signatures during an Illinois divorce

The Illinois Supreme Court has released the Divorce requires a lot of filings with the court. Those filings usually require the signature of a party to the divorce and/or their attorney to certify what is written on the filings. What…

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False Reports To DCFS In Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 16, 2021
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False Allegation to Illinois DCFS

Divorces are heated. Often, parents don’t agree on how to raise their children. Sometimes, parents, their relatives and/or friends can even believe a child is in danger to the point where they call the authorities. In Illinois, the Department of…

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Vocational Evaluations In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 15, 2021
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Vocational Assessment In Illinois

When a divorce happens in Illinois, the income of both parties is used to determine the support one party will pay the other. Additionally, the income the parties should be able to earn will be considered in making the determination…

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Can I Send My Illinois Divorce To Arbitration?

By Russell Knight | September 12, 2021
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Arbitration clause in a prenuptial agreement

Sophisticated business people know that arbitration is much cheaper and simpler than litigation. Therefore, contracts will often include an arbitration clause that will pre-empt litigation by agreement of the parties. Can arbitration be a substitute for divorce court proceedings in…

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How To Qualify An Expert Witness During An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial

By Russell Knight | September 11, 2021
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Expert Witness In An Illinois Divorce

During a divorce there may be a need for an expert to testify as to the value of a marital asset or the psychological make-up of a parent and child. The expert is not allowed to just walk into court…

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Mental Examinations In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | September 11, 2021
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Can you force your spouse to see a psychiatrist?

As a divorce attorney, I have been told many times by potential clients that “my spouse is crazy.” Are all these spouses really mentally ill? We can always find out if a spouse has mental health issues using Illinois law.…

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Impeachment In An Illinois Divorce Hearing Or Trial

By Russell Knight | September 4, 2021
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Lies during an Illinois divorce trial

In an Illinois divorce hearing or trial evidence is usually taken by testimony. The court then weighs that testimonial evidence against other evidence presented. But, what if the testimonial evidence is wrong? Or worse, what if the testimonial evidence is…

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