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Dec 9, 2013

Olympic Skier’s Cross-Country Custody Battle Has Potential to Create Nationwide Precedent

Posted By: Michele Jochner
The nine-month-old infant named Nate was brought into a New York courtroom, cradled in the arms of his father.
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Nov 27, 2013

Giving Thanks for Family Caregivers

Posted By: Michele Jochner
As families across our Nation gather to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, it is fitting that November also...
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Nov 26, 2013

Recent Report Reveals that Billions in Child Support Go Unpaid

Posted By: Michele M. Jochner
A recent report issued by the U.S. Census Bureau revealed startling statistics regarding the  payment of child supp…
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Nov 19, 2013

Marriage Equality and Divorce Equality Reach Illinois

Posted By: Erika Wyatt
On November 20, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness...
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Nov 12, 2013

The Emotional Cost of Divorce Proceedings

Posted By: Erika Wyatt
Adjustment Disorder, including situational depression or anxiety, is a short term condition that arises when...
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Nov 8, 2013

2014 Retirement Figures Released

Posted By: Patrick Ryan
Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) released 2014...
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Nov 6, 2013

US Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

Posted By: Erika Wyatt
This afternoon, the United States Senate passed historic gay rights legislation in its approval of the...
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Nov 5, 2013

Illinois House Approves Gay Marriage Bill

Posted By: Patrick Ryan
On Tuesday afternoon, the Illinois House voted 61-54, narrowly surpassing the required 60 vote threshold...
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Oct 28, 2013

The “Without Prejudice” Order

Posted By: Burton Hochberg
When is a “without prejudice” order really without prejudice?  In my experience, rarely.  
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Oct 24, 2013

Child Adoption or Abduction?

Posted By: Brittany Heitz Goodlett
On Monday, a Greek couple was remanded into custody after being accused of abducting a child they call ‘Maria.&#x…
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Oct 18, 2013

The Supreme Court Clarifies Rules on Disgorgement for Interim Attorney Fees and Rejects the Use of Advance Payment Retainers in Dissolution Actions

Posted By: Michele Jochner
In In re Marriage of Earlywine, 2013 IL 114779, the Illinois Supreme Court recently addressed whether the...
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Oct 10, 2013

Children of Divorced Parents Can Sue for College Expenses

Posted By: Timothy M. Daw
In Illinois the Court’s generally assume parents will adequately represent their children’s interests. How…
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Oct 1, 2013

Disposition of Frozen Embryos is Governed by Contract

Posted By: Michele Jochner
Although the Illinois Supreme Court accepts only 4% of the Petitions for Leave to Appeal filed by parties...
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Sep 29, 2013

Many Family Types, One Goal: Children’s Best Interest in Custody Agreements

Posted By: Evan Whitfield
Although Ryan Jurica’s initial divorce filing is loaded with inflammatory allegations, My Fair Wedding...
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Sep 27, 2013

Modifying Custody Post-Judgment: A Two-Step Analysis

Posted By: Michelle Lawless
Before any parent signs on the dotted line to their custody agreement, they should understand each and...
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