What Do You Need to Know About the New Law and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act?

In the last couple of years, there have been significant changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/501 et. seq.). Some of these changes have impacted the ways in which Chicago and other Illinois residents can file for divorce, while others deal with family law matters pertaining to child custody, visitation, and child support. If you are thinking about filing for divorce in Illinois, or if you need to know more about how the state now views child custody and vi...   Read more ...  

How Does Illinois Law Address Companion Animals and Divorce?

When you are filing for divorce in Chicago or anywhere in Illinois, what do you need to know about how the law deals with companion animals? In other words, if you and your spouse shared a companion animal during the marriage, are there specific laws in place to determine how the court will allocate ownership and/or responsibility for the animal in the event of divorce? In brief, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/) was recently amended through SB 1261, or Public A...   Read more ...  

What Happens in a Foreclosure When Divorcing?

If you are in the process of getting divorced in Highland Park,  Deerfield, or elsewhere in Illinois and are also facing the prospect of foreclosure, what do you need to know? It is extremely difficult to go through a divorce, especially given that the dissolution of a marriage can put serious financial strain on both parties. In most situations, the parties go from living on two incomes in a single household to two incomes for two separate households. To be sure, the economic impact of a divor...   Read more ...  

One-Time Clients Could Be Avenue to Developing New Business

  Published in the October 11, 2017 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin   Some law practices lend themselves to repeat clients. For those practices, generating new business can be as simple as going to existing clients and asking them what else they can handle for them. But for specialty practices, such as divorce law, even your happiest clients may only need your services once.   For practices that feature many one-time clients, it may seem impossible to generate new busin...   Read more ...  

Can I Move Out of State with My Children During or After Divorce?

Going through a divorce is difficult enough without having children from the marriage. When children are involved, emotions often run high in all parties involved. Seemingly common issues, such as considering a new job in another state, can have serious consequences for your parenting rights and responsibilities. If you are considering a new job or relocating for another reason, can you move out of state with your children while your divorce is pending? How about after a parenting plan is in pla...   Read more ...  

How Long do I Have to Pay Child Support?

If you have been ordered to pay child support for one or more children, you need to know when your obligation ends. The duration of child support in Illinois is usually straightforward. However, if you have any questions, call my office today.   How Long do I Have to Pay Child Support in Illinois?   Illinois law requires you to pay child support at least until your son or daughter turns 18. However, there are numerous circumstances that would lead a court to require you to pay support ...   Read more ...  

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