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.

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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How To Get 50/50 Joint Custody in An Illinois Divorce or Parentage Action

By Russell Knight | May 5, 2020
Illinois joint custody

In an Illinois divorce, you can lose a lot.  You can lose your assets and you can lose time with your kids.  In the end, you can make more money but you can’t get back time with your kids. For…

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Right of First Refusal In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 4, 2020
Inform parent of absence

The right to have custody of your children, to visit your children or spend time with your children is a parent’s right and no one else’s. This concept is the cornerstone for allocating parenting time in Illinois. Ideally, if you’re…

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Annulment in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 3, 2020
Annuling a marriage in Illinois

Sometimes you want to be apart from someone you’re married to, you don’t even want to have EVER been married to them. The common law term for declaring that you’ve never really been married is “annulment.” In Illinois, the statute…

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Mental Illness And Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 2, 2020
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Mental Health And Divorce?

The family law and divorce system in Illinois was written and promulgated imagining reasonable, rational parties unwinding their lives in a logical manner. We all get emotional during a break up and the family law system is set up to…

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My Spouse Refuses To Work In My Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 30, 2020
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Spouse won't work

Every marriage has roles and responsibilities.  Often, one party to a marriage ends up being the breadwinner or sole earner in the house while the other party takes care of the home and possibly the children.  So much of an…

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In Illinois, Divorce Without Knowing Where A Spouse Is Located

By Russell Knight | April 28, 2020
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Divorce By Publication In Illinois

Marriages end for all sorts of reasons. Some people drift apart…and some people really drift apart.  So far apart that they don’t even keep in any kind of contact anymore.  This ongoing separation can last for years and it becomes…

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Seasonably Updating Discovery in An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 27, 2020
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Updated discovery Illinois divorce

Discovery in an Illinois divorce is the process by which parties exchange relevant information under their control to the other party in the divorce.  Usually, this discovery is the financial affidavit and the supporting documents plus anything asked for in…

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Dismissing a Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 26, 2020
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Dismiss Illinois Divorce

The first step in a divorce in Illinois is always filing a petition for dissolution of marriage.  The last step is the entry of the final divorce judgment or the granting of a motion to dismiss the divorce petition. How…

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Attorney Client Confidentiality In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 25, 2020
Attorney Client Confidentiality in Divorce

When someone hires an attorney for an Illinois divorce, they are putting a great deal of trust in that attorney.  In turn, to effectively represent a divorce client, an attorney must know as much as possible about the client…from the…

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