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Newsletter articles from 2014

Beware of drafting a division of a retirement plan in a Marital Settlement Agreement where there is a disability pension and a retirement pension component By Anne M. Martinkus May 2014 The opinion in In Re Marriage of Carter v. Carter serves to remind us all of the importance of specificity and clarity in our drafting of Marital Settlement Agreements, and particularly in the complicated area of pension and retirement benefits.
Chair’s column By Kelli E. Gordon July 2014 A message from Family Law Section Chair Kelli Gordon.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar June 2014 The final column from Outgoing Chair Pamela Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar May 2014 A message from Family Law Section Chair Pamela Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar April 2014 A message from Section Chair Pam Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar March 2014 A message from Section Chair Pam Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar February 2014 A message from Section Chair Pamela Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar January 2014 A message from Family Law Section Chair Pam Kuzniar.
Child support—It should be about dollars and sense By Jon J. Racklin February 2014 The author shares his thoughts on child support.
Dividing CRSS/FERS, TSP and military retirements By Kelli E. Gordon April 2014 Your soon-to-be-divorced client walks in and informs you that their spouse is in the military and they want a portion of their retirement. Now what?
Family law in legal aid By Sally Kolb February 2014 Learn more about the pro bono opportunities available with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.
Illinois Eavesdropping Statute declared unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds By Matthew A. Kirsh May 2014 In the wake of the People v. Clark case, the Illinois Legislature will have to amend the Eavesdropping Statute. All practitioners of family law should keep an eye out for the amended statute and be familiar with its contents.
In re Marriage of Mancine v. Gansner, In re the Parentage of Scarlett Z.-D. and the status of “equitable parents” and “equitable adoption” in Illinois By Heather M. Hurst July 2014 Two new cases have recently been issued from the Illinois Appellate Courts addressing the doctrines of “Equitable Parents” and “Equitable Adoption.”
Income for child support By William J. Scott March 2014 The author makes his case for a more well-thought-out method for calculating child support.
ISBA unveils exciting new Member Directory! July 2014 Make sure the other members of the ISBA Family Law Section know what sets you apart and can find you easily by activating your member directory profile today.
Levy honored, honors practice May 2014 Section Council Member David Levy was honored by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers at their annual Gala event held on May 3, 2014. Read his words of wisdom here.
Movie review: “Divorce Corp” By Hon. Jeanne M. Reynolds January 2014 Section Council member Judge Jeanne Reynolds gives her opinion of the documentary film.
The practical implications of In Re Marriage Of Mathis: A view from the battlefield By Hon. Arnold F. Blockman June 2014 A look at the practical difficulties created by the Mathis decision for both lawyers and trial courts.
The putative spouse By Robin R. Miller and Elizabeth Sietsema March 2014 With more and more divorces involving foreign nation or cultural marriages, the putative spouse statute can be a useful tool in enhancing a client’s award of property or maintenance or both.
Unique considerations for same-sex couples who plan to marry in Illinois By Padraig McCoid July 2014 A look at the issues that still remain since the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act became effective on June 1, 2014.
Utah takes center stage in the marriage equality debate By Michele M. Jochner January 2014 The ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert was the first decision to strike down a state marriage ban after the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion on same-sex marriage this past summer in United States v. Windsor.