Bad WordsBy H. Joseph GitlinApril 2006Column, Page 208Why say "dissolution of marriage" when "divorce" says it more clearly?
New rules expedite custody casesBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2006LawPulse, Page 166On February 10, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court issued new rules that will dramatically change procedures in child custody cases. The rules are contained in new Article IX of the Supreme Court Rules and are effective July 1, 2006.
Probate Act section should be read independently of IMDMAApril 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 174On February 2, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, reversing and remanding the Circuit Court of LaSalle County's dismissal of a petition for guardianship of a child.
Grandparent visitation, take 2By Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2004LawPulse, Page 450The legislature passes a new grandparent visitation law, which is designed to cure the defects of its unconstitutional predecessor.
Sexual Morality and Children of DivorceBy H. Joseph GitlinSeptember 2004Article, Page 468How does parents' post-marital sexual behavior affect their right to custody and visitation? A look at Illinois law.
New rule mandates expedited custody appealsBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2004LawPulse, Page 236Amended Supreme Court Rule 306A is designed to ensure quicker resolution of child custody cases. But how will it work in practice?
A kindercentric custody-law proposalBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2004LawPulse, Page 170ISBA's Family Law Section Council has proposed a revolutionary revamp of Illinois's child custody law that puts the rights and interests of children first.