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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.

IRS Tax Debt And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | January 1, 2021
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Tax debt and divorce in Illinois

A broken marriage can be the final result of a series of financial disasters. When a couple experiences loss of income, additional expenses and debt, that couple will end the year without paying their taxes in full. That leaves the…

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Cohabitation Agreements In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 28, 2020
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Cohabitation Agreements In Illinois

People are getting married a lot less but they’re living together as couples without being married. How can these couples memorialize their living arrangement? How can couples buy property together and later divide those purchases if they break up…all without…

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Social Media Evidence And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 27, 2020
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Facebook posts in divorce court

Social media; Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter, etc., has changed everything. Like a giant wall of public graffiti, social media has exposed everyone’s inner most thoughts (if they cared to share them) to the world. These thoughts can later be…

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What Is A Constructive Trust In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 26, 2020
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What is a constructive trust?

Illinois family law has a lot of buzzwords that divorce lawyers understand (or pretend to) that regular people can’t seem to wrap their head around. “Constructive trusts” is one of those buzzwords. If you search for “constructive trust” in the…

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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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