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Section Newsletter Articles on Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act

Rewrite of Illinois’ Marriage Act By James R. Covington Bench and Bar, September 2013 A summary of HB 1452, which is a complete rewrite of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act that may be acted on in the Fall veto session.
The difficulty in understanding and applying Section 5/513(a)(1) of the IMDMA By Marc K. Schwartz and Staci Balbirer Family Law, June 2013 When attempting to calculate support for a disabled child, looking for guidance under the statute will leave you asking questions. This article will simplify how to calculate support and the options available to your client.
The effect of In re: the Marriage of Earlywine on Section 5/501(c-1) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the practice of divorce law By Heather Hurst Family Law, April 2013 The Supreme Court’s ruling in In Re: the Marriage of Earlywine has the potential to set an important precedent.
Dissipation defined By Robin R. Miller Family Law, May 2011 The wide variety of expenditures that constitute dissipation should be an inspiration to lawyers to apply their craft. The field is broad in the range of arguments that can support a claim of dissipation under Illinois law.
What intent must the government prove to convict someone of marriage fraud? By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, May 2011 The federal circuit courts are split on what the government must prove in order to convict someone of marriage fraud.
Illinois has three requirements to be legally married. However, a party can be married without demonstrating all three By Kimberly J. Anderson Family Law, March 2011 Illinois is very clear in its requirements for a binding marriage: A person is required to purchase a marriage license, the marriage has to be solemnized and it must be registered.
A non-parent’s quandary: Guardianship under the Probate Act or custody under the IMDMA? By Zina Cruse Child Law, December 2008 Today, more than ever, non-parents are finding themselves acting in loco parentis for the children of other family members.
A review of judicial gloss on the statutory provisions governing contribution to attorney fees under the IMDMA By David H. Hopkins Family Law, January 2008 The enactment known as “The ‘Leveling of the Playing Field’ in Divorce Litigation Amendments” (P.A. 89-712) (“LPF Act”), effective June 1, 1997, was in fact a complete overhaul of the fee provisions of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”), 750 ILCS 5/101 et seq., one that included major changes to the rules for contribution.
Public Act 094-0640 Family Law, October 2005 Section 5. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is amended by changing Sections 506 and 608 as follows:
When to file a notice of appeal in post-dissolution proceedings By Adrienne W. Albrecht Family Law, June 2003 Family law attorneys have long complained that the Supreme Court's new discovery rules fit poorly, if at all, in the context of The Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Recent cases By Barry H. Greenburg Family Law, May 2001 Summaries of the recent cases of In Re the Marriage of Drury, In Re Petition of Mary Klak, In Re Marriage of Carter, In Re Shaddle, In re Adoption of D___, In Re Marriage of Lehr, In Re Marriage of Gattone, In Re J.P., In Re Marriage of Beerbridge, In Re the Marriage of Buck, In Re Marriage of Didier, In Re the Marriage of Petersen, In Re Donath v. Buckley, In Re Cerven and In Re Troy S. and Rachel S.