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Jul 26, 2011

Understanding Your Client’s Mental Health Needs

Posted By: Andrea K. Muchin
When working with a client going through the often difficult process of divorce, taking any mental health concerns into …
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Jul 1, 2011

Far Reaching Effects of New York’s Legalization of Gay Marriage

Posted By: Karen Pinkert-Lieb
The New York State legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo legalized same-sex marriage for the state of New York…
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Jun 2, 2011

First Divorce Filing For Same Sex Couple in Illinois

Posted By: Karen Pinkert-Lieb
As of June 1, 2011, same-sex couples are permitted to apply for civil union licenses under the new Civil Union…
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May 16, 2011

Can There Be Such a Thing As a Civil Divorce?

Posted By: Timothy M. Daw
Can couples part in a way that is respectful and does not add to a distressing situation?  Yes they can, by followi…
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Apr 25, 2011

Will They or Won’t They?

Posted By: Patrick T. Ryan
As the countdown to the “Wedding of the Century” enters its final days, there has been much talk…
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Apr 18, 2011

“Net Income” for Child Support Purposes

Posted By: Timothy M. Daw
A frequent question for family law practitioners is, what is “net income” for child support purposes? The …
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Feb 17, 2011

Tax Filing or Fooling: Review Your Spouse’s Tax Forms

Posted By: Carlton R. Marycan
Among the annual rites of spring is the filing of your income tax return. In the majority of households, that means one …
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Jan 24, 2011

How to Avoid Financial Distress in Divorce

Posted By: Charles J. Fleck
In today’s economic environment, it is a very difficult decision to opt for a divorce and end a dysfunctiona…
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Jan 11, 2011

Protect Your Child’s College Savings

Posted By: Jay P. Dahlin
Litigants in a contested divorce often find that there are precious few matters on which they both can agree.  Yet …
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Dec 22, 2010

Unique Jurisdictional Issues in Multi-State Child Support Modification Cases

Posted By: Michelle A. Lawless
In a case of first impression, the Illinois Appellate Court has now decided where a child support modification case must…
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Dec 8, 2010

Divorce Among Professional Women

Posted By: Karen Pinkert-Lieb
A recent post titled “Women Breadwinners More Likely To Divorce” cited a new 25-year study that was publis…
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Dec 3, 2010

Recent Appellate Court Ruling Clarifies Residency Requirements for International Custody Disputes

Posted By: Michelle A. Lawless
It is not uncommon for one or both parents to move from the state or country where their divorce judgment was originally…
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Nov 3, 2010

Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in Illinois

Posted By: Andrea K. Muchin
In the past 25 years, few areas of family law have changed more dramatically than those concerning grandparents…
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Oct 29, 2010

Five Factors the Court Considers When Relocating Out of State With Children

Posted By: Michelle A. Lawless
Commuter marriages and removal cases are on the rise because of unemployment and job transfers to other states.
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Oct 4, 2010

Practical Tips For Divorced Parents: Traveling With Children

Posted By: Jay P. Dahlin
Traveling with children is a rewarding, although often stressful, endeavor.  In today’s highly mobile s…
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