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Quick Takes for Your Practice: Five Things You Should Know About Handling a Divorce

Attorney Marie Sarantakis discusses the five things every attorney should know about handling a divorce, which include being familiar with the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, focusing on the facts of your case, familiarizing yourself with your county’s rules, being aware of a judge’s preferences, and knowing your clients.  

Posted on August 28, 2019 by Rhys Saunders
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Marie made a very nice presentation.  However, Marie did not mention the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the Internal Revenue Code, of 1986, as amended, in her presentation.These two laws contain provisions on Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) under which one spouse can receive a portion of the retirement benefit of the other spouse.   As the QDRO benefit could be the most important asset that one or the other spouse could receive I believe these laws should have been mentioned in the presentation.



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