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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.

529 Plans and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 23, 2020
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Divorce and 529 plans in Illinois

Being a parent in America is expensive.  The first four years are the massive expense of daycare and then 13 years later is the massive expense of college.  Some parents plan for these expenses by saving in advance by investing…

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DCFS Investigations And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 22, 2020
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DCFS and divorce in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is a non-law enforcement agency with investigative powers.  Specifically, DCFS, is required to investigate any reports of child abuse or neglect in the state of Illinois. In the early days of…

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Can I Be Sued For Something My Husband Or Wife Did In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | August 20, 2020
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Getting sued because of your spouse in Illinois

There’s an old saying: “lucky in life, unlucky in love” which refers to the phenomenon of reasonable, successful people who fall in love with people who are constantly prone to poor decisions. Maybe this odd couple dynamic is what keeps…

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What Is A Notice To Produce In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 19, 2020
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Notice To Produce Illinois Divorce

When a divorce starts, one party files a Petition For Dissolution of Marriage, the other party files an Appearance and a Response To The Petition For Dissolution of Marriage and maybe a Counter-Petition For Dissolution.  Then the parties file their…

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Request For Admission of Fact Or Genuineness Of Documents In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 18, 2020
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Request For Admission of Facts and Genuineness Of Documents In Illinois

After the initial Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage is filed, the other party is served but before the final trial or prove-up is a long period, called “Discovery” that constitutes the majority of the work in an Illinois divorce.  Discovery…

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What Are Interrogatories In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 16, 2020
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Interrogatories And Divorce In Illinois

After the initial divorce pleadings and temporary motions are filed, the discovery process begins.  Discovery, in an Illinois divorce, is the exchange of documents by each spouse to prove or verify their assets, income and other relevant issues. When it…

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What Is A Declaratory Judgment In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 15, 2020
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Illinois declaratory judgment

If law was easy, anyone could just read the law and say, “this is what this means for my case.” Everyone knows that is NOT how the law works. Instead, two sides who cannot negotiate a resolution to their dispute…

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What Is A True Up In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 14, 2020
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True Up Illinois Divorce

People’s incomes change after divorce. But, the obligations of child support and maintenance seem written in stone at the moment the divorce is entered.  Of course, both child support and maintenance can be modified with good cause during later years. …

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What Is A Subpoena In An Illinois Divorce Case?

By Russell Knight | August 11, 2020
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Divorce subpoena in Illinois

While most days lawyers are busy begging the court for permission to do this or do that, there are something lawyers can do with great effect and without anyone’s permission.  In Illinois, lawyers can issue subpoenas.  Subpoenas are formal requests…

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What Is A Summons In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 8, 2020
Illinois Summons for Divorce

There are a variety of initial divorce documents which you must prepare to initiate an Illinois divorce.  A Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage outlines all of the broad details of your divorce; you were married, had some children, own some…

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