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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.

Rollover IRAs and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | June 20, 2021
rollover 401k divorce

401(k)s and other retirement accounts get divided in a divorce based on the contributions made to those accounts during the marriage. When those accounts get consolidated into a rollover IRA, the mathematics required to accurately divide the retirement account becomes…

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Can You Sue A Judge In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | June 6, 2021
Suing an Illinois Judge

When you’re involved in a dispute in Illinois, you can always take that dispute to court. The court, however, may not agree with you and your dispute may now be with the judge who rule against you. When you’re in…

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The Duty To Seek Employment After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | June 5, 2021
Seek employment after divorce

After a maintenance award is made in an Illinois divorce, there will be some language that will specify the amount and duration of maintenance The amount and duration of maintenance is “designed to allow the recipient spouse to maintain the…

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Do I Have To Support My Immigrant Spouse In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | June 3, 2021
Foreign Spouse Support

Marriage to an American citizen is the most common path to U.S. residency for foreign nationals, with more than 2.3 million foreign nationals gaining lawful permanent resident status via marriage between 1998 and 2007. What obligations does an American citizen…

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Harassment And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 30, 2021
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Legal harassment in an Illinois divorce

People who are getting divorced do not like each other. That dislike can sometimes manifest into behavior that can be characterized as harassment. Harassment exists on a spectrum from physical violence to mere annoyance. “Harassment is the result of intentional…

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How To Read Your Spouse’s Financial Affidavit In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 22, 2021
Inspecting Spouse's Financial Affidavit

At the beginning of an Illinois divorce or whenever an Illinois divorce is reopened, the parties must exchange financial affidavits with each other. “(i) The Petitioner shall serve the completed “Financial Affidavit” not later than thirty (30) days after service…

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Can A Child Refuse A Vaccine In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | May 16, 2021
Vaccine Refusal Divorce

At the time of this writing of this article, Covid-19 vaccines have just been made available to Illinois residents under the age or 18. Typically, parents discuss amongst themselves as to whether a vaccine is a good option for their…

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Retirement And Maintenance In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 9, 2021
Alimony and Retirement In An Illinois Divorce

Maintenance, formerly known as “alimony” in Illinois, is a way to further insure an equitable division of finances between two spouses who have unequal incomes. One spouse has relied on the other spouse for regular financial support, the Illinois legislature…

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Duress And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 1, 2021
Duress and Divorce In Illinois

An Illinois divorce is a series of orders that are usually agreed which finally culminate in a final set of orders: A Judgment For Dissolution Of Marriage, A Marital Settlement Agreement and perhaps an Allocation Of Parenting Time and Parental…

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What is NOT Modifiable in an Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 24, 2021
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Res Judicata Illinois Divorce

Divorce cases are about finally terminating a long-dying relationship and finally unwinding the the married parties’ joint affairs. Eventually, a final hearing is performed which awards all assets to each party, determines maintenance and child support and allocates parenting time…

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