A Guide to the New Illinois Civil Union LawBy Richard A. WilsonMay 2011Article, Page 232Beginning June 1, Illinois' civil union law confers most of the rights of marriage on parties to a civil union. But federal prohibitions impose important limits. Find out how the new law works.
Maintenance, Support, and Underemployed PayorsBy Burton S. Hochberg and Kimberly A. CookJanuary 2011Article, Page 24Is your client's ex unwilling to get work or deliberately taking a lesser-paying job to avoid paying support or maintenance?
Here are resources and remedies you need to know about.
ABCs for GALsBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2010Article, Page 572You'd like to serve as a GAL, child rep, or attorney for the child - how do you play this important but challenging role? Seasoned lawyers offer dos, don'ts, and tips.
Is There Marital Property Before Divorce? So Sayeth TakataBy Reuben A. BernickOctober 2008Article, Page 512Can an ex-wife recover post-decree arrearages of child support from the separately owned assets of the obligor father's new wife? The appellate court says "yes." Plus, read Christine Takata's take on this much talked-about ruling.
Profitable Family Law PracticeBy H. Joseph GitlinJuly 2008Column, Page 368Build your family law practice by knowing your stuff and getting your name out.
A Family Law ToolboxBy H. Joseph GitlinApril 2008Column, Page 214A list of resources worth keeping at your fingertips.