Family Law 5 Parts

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

How do I change my child’s last name in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | November 18, 2017
| | |

Maybe your child has your last name and now you want to give your child the father’s (biological or not) last name.  You are going to need to know how to change a child’s last name in Chicago, Illinois. When…

Read More

In Chicago, Illinois, how can I change my parenting time or visitation?

By Russell Knight | August 8, 2017
| | | |

A child’s schedule and yours will change dramatically as the child grows older and your life condition changes.  You will need to know how you can change your parenting time or visitation in Chicago, Illinois. If there is no previous…

Read More

Division of Marital Assets In a Chicago Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2017
division of marital assets

One of the key functions of a divorce is the division of property acquired during the course of a marriage. Illinois is an ‘equitable division’ state, meaning the courts are inclined to divide all marital property equitably. This can be…

Read More

Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time

By Russell Knight | February 5, 2017
| | | | |

For years, Illinois statutes referred to decision making for the children of separated parents as “custody” and the time spent with the children by the non-primary parent as “visitation”.  As of January 1, 2016, the Illinois state legislature changed all…

Read More

Spousal Maintenance in Chicago Illinois

By Russell Knight | January 5, 2017
|
maintenance money

Spousal Maintenance is a monetary sum paid by one spouse for the benefit of the other spouse upon separation or the dissolution of marriage; also called “alimony” or “spousal support.” In determining how much one spouse will pay another spousal…

Read More