Case highlight: In re Raheem M., No. 4-13-0585By Betsy ClarkeFebruary 2014This recent opinion reversed a commitment to IDJJ by a Vermilion County judge on the basis of the judge’s failure to actively seek evidence that commitment was the least restrictive alternative.
Case summariesBy Danya A. GrunykJune 2014Recent cases of interest to child law practitioners.
Child’s wishes under the IMDMABy Jon D. McLaughlinFebruary 2014While a court should consider the preferences of the child in awarding custody, a court is not bound by that preference.
Exclusive possession under the IMDMA and IDVABy Jon D. McLaughlinFebruary 2014The two statutes that a party may proceed under, the IMDMA and the IDVA, hold parties to different standards, and it may turn out that you are using the wrong statute for some of your cases.