Jury trials for divorce?By Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2007Lawpulse, Page 118An Illinois bill would bring jury trials back to contested divorce. The ISBA Family Law Section Council thinks that's a bad idea.
Supreme court to rule on putative father registryBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2006Lawpulse, Page 398Some say the registry protects adoptive parents and children from belated, unwelcome interest by a biological dad. Others say it unfairly cuts a birth father out of his child's life.
Rule of ThumbBy H. Joseph GitlinJuly 2006Column, Page 384The phrase has its origins in legalized wife beating. Or does it?
What to Do When There's No "I Do"By Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2006Article, Page 292Experienced practitioners offer pointers about protecting unmarried clients' rights to custody and property in the face of a breakup or legal challenge.
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.
Maintenance: be careful what you ask - and don't ask - forBy Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2006Lawpulse, Page 62In two separate cases, the fourth district upheld maintenance awards 1) even after one recipient's remarriage and 2) despite another's request that the court "deny maintenance to the Petitioner and Respondent."