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Newsletter articles from 2000

A pilot program By Susan Fayette Hutchinson June 2000 As a former domestic relations judge in a quickly growing upstate county charged with making sure that children had safe visits with parents, I was often frustrated by the lack of resources available to the children and me.
Recent cases By Barry H. Greenburg October 2000 The issue presented to the court was whether the Parentage Act conferred on the court all powers found in the Marriage Act, which the court found that it did not.
Recent cases By Barry H. Greenburg and Jacalyn Birnbaum January 2000 Appellate court reversed trial court's denial of public guardian's motion to withdraw on the basis that public guardian had failed to identify any conflict in his representation.
Statute of limitations and international child support collection By Angela Peters June 2000 Mom and Dad, who are Israeli citizens, get divorced. Sixteen years later, Mom, who still lives in Israel, tries to collect on her child support judgment, from Dad, who has been and still is a United States citizen.
Survey on QILDRO By Steven N. Peskind October 2000 On July 1, 1999, after ten years of work by the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, HB1612 became law creating a vehicle to assign retirement benefits from State of Illinois pension plans.
The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on grandparent visitation in Troxel v. Granville By Michael K. Goldberg October 2000 This past June, the U.S. Supreme Court waded through the murky waters of family law long enough to weigh in on the constitutional issues surrounding grandparent visitation.
The use of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in domestic relations cases By Matthew A. Kirsh March 2000 This article will not attempt to analyze the privilege against self-incrimination in all of its intricacies, but will hopefully provide a basic overview of when the invocation of the privilege is appropriate.
What you need to know about grandparent visitation By Michael K. Goldberg June 2000 The death of a spouse elicits a myriad of emotions, and the pain of losing a loved one is certainly exacerbated when there are surviving minor children.
What you need to know about grandparent visitation Part II…to grandmother’s house we go…maybe By Terrence M. Madsen June 2000 The Governor's end-of-the-summer bill signings triggered considerable discussion over the future of grandparent visitation.