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Hear Chicago Divorce Lawyer Russell Knight Interviewed on AM560 Regarding Divorce Law

By Russell Knight | December 6, 2016
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It was my pleasure to be interviewed regarding divorce and real estate on Chicago’s AM 560 The Answer If you have questions about your own divorce and real estate, please contact my Chicago law office and set up a free…

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In Chicago, Illinois, after I’m divorced do I have to pay for college for my children?

By Russell Knight | September 10, 2016
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If the Cook County Court orders, you must contribute to your children’s college expenses after a divorce. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act 750 ILCS 513 says that either or both of the parents can be ordered to…

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When is mediation required in a Chicago, Illinois divorce case?

By Russell Knight | September 7, 2016
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Mediation is a great idea for any divorce.  Mediation can help eliminate some or all disagreements and thereby eliminate the need for most of a divorce lawyers work.  But often the parties to a divorce are in such disagreement that…

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In Chicago, Illinois, can the court award me custody of my dog, cat or pet?

By Russell Knight | August 6, 2016
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For years, the answer to Chicago divorce pet custody questions has been, “There is no custody for animals. Pets are treated as property and divided as such. In theory, if you don’t agree as to who gets the animal, the…

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In Chicago, Illinois, do I have to support my adult disabled child?

By Russell Knight | July 6, 2016
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Illinois courts have long required parents to support their adult children while they are in college but as of January 1, 2016, parents may now be obligated to support their adult children if they are physically or mentally disabled. “The…

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In Chicago, Illinois, If I Remarry The Same Person, Are Assets Divided In The First Divorce Marital Again?

By Russell Knight | June 6, 2016
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After years of practicing family law in Chicago, Illinois, I’ve come to find that remarrying the same person is far more common than you’d think.  Divorcing that same person a second time is also common. The division of assets from…

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How to Use the Cook County Clerk Docket

By Russell Knight | March 6, 2016
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Navigating any legal situation can be a nerve-wracking and overwhelming experience and it can be difficult to keep track of important information such as the case number, upcoming court dates, and judge assignment. As a reference for participants and attorneys,…

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In Chicago, Illinois Can I Record My Conversations With My Spouse?

By Russell Knight | December 5, 2015
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Many people believe they can get some kind of leverage in a divorce case by recording their conversations with their spouses or exes. What’s more, recording a phone call is now extremely easy due to the record functionality being available…

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Can I Change My Judge in Cook County, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | May 7, 2015
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In a contested Chicago divorce, a judge has enormous power your future and the future of your family.  Therefore, you’re going to want to a judge who will fairly consider all the factors in your divorce case.  If you believe…

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