Relocation: the Evolving StandardBy H. Joseph GitlinOctober 2004Column, Page 546Illinois courts are fine tuning the standard for determining when to permit a custodial parent to move out of state.
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.
Legislators consider the Gestational Surrogacy ActBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2004Lawpulse, Page 286What happens when a pregnant surrogate changes her mind? When the intended parents divorce during the pregnancy? HB 4962 would address those questions and others.
Can a parent inherit from a stillborn child?By Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2003Lawpulse, Page 594A fascinating, if perplexing, Illinois Supreme Court opinion seems to say that a fetus can have an estate for inheritance purposes.
Counseling gay couplesBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2003Lawpulse, Page 544While the issues that arise in gay relationships are familiar, the legal framework is different. It's a difference that family practitioners and estate planners should learn to navigate.
Of QILDROs and QDROsBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2003Lawpulse, Page 220Too many lawyers fail to distinguish between these two orders, both of which govern the payment of pension benefits on divorce; but under very different circumstances.