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How Can I Reduce My Child Support In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | November 27, 2017

Child support is always modifiable.  Once a child support payor understands that the next question is always “How can I reduce my child support?” In Chicago, Illinois, to obtain a reduction in his or her child support obligation, a parent…

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I Bought Something With My Spouse Using Non-marital Property. What Will Happen In My Chicago divorce?

By Russell Knight | November 19, 2017

In a Chicago, Illinois divorce, all property held by either of the two parties (or both) is either marital property or non-marital property. Marital property is divisible in the divorce proceedings while non-marital property stays with the person in possession…

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How Do I Calculate Child Support In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | September 1, 2017

“Both parents have the financial responsibility to support a minor child.” In re Marriage of MacZko, 263 Ill. App. 3d 991, 994 (Ill. App. Ct. 1992) Effective July 1, 2017, courts in the State of Illinois implemented changes to how…

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In What Court Houses Do We Practice Law?

By Russell Knight | June 28, 2017

***Update*** Since the corona virus crisis courts have switched from in-person hearings to doing everything remotely via Zoom. I will now practice anywhere in Illinois (or Florida) so long as remote hearings are the standard.  I only practice Family Law…

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What If My Spouse Conceals His Or Her Assets And I find Out After We’re Divorced In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | May 30, 2017

During the divorce process your spouse and you are supposed to exchange documents detailing all of your assets (marital and non-marital).  This process is called “discovery.” It is unfortunate but common for spouses to hide assets and not disclose those…

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Division of Marital Assets In a Chicago Divorce

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2017
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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…

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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…

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