News and Insights

Our success, influence and size is noteworthy.
Our attorneys are bright and insightful, and the cases we take on are often newsworthy.

Sort News

All Newsletters Publications Videos Blog
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…
Read More
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 …
Read More
Mar 17, 2011

Retaining Your Non Marital Property After Divorce

Posted By: Eric L. Schulman
Most people contemplating or going through a divorce are looking to retain as much of their property as possible.
Read More
Mar 1, 2011

Obligations of a Reviewable Maintenance Recipient

Posted By: Eric L. Schulman
Upon divorce, courts in Illinois typically award one of three types of maintenance to a spouse who is not self-sufficien…
Read More
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 …
Read More
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…
Read More
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 …
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
Nov 9, 2010

Living Together While Going Through a Divorce

Posted By: Kimberly A. Cook
People tend to assume that once a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is filed, one of the parties is required to …
Read More
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…
Read More
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.
Read More
Oct 21, 2010

Not All Divorces Have to End Up in Court

Posted By: Jane D. Waller
In my almost 28 years on the bench — most of which I spent presiding over family matters in the Circuit Cour…
Read More
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…
Read More
Looking for a firm that knows Family Law, inside and out? We're ready to listen.