Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

September 2004Volume 92Number 9Pages 441-496

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Allowing property to pass intestate not "giving"; rape victims' "prior sexual activity" inadmissible; Illinois restricts use of SS#s; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Family Law | By
Alison G. Turoff
A guide through the steps required under IMDMA to recover fees from the other side.
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
How does parents' post-marital sexual behavior affect their right to custody and visitation? A look at Illinois law.
Family Law | By
Joseph N. DuCanto
Thomas empowers courts to use an ex-spouse's pension benefits to meet maintenance and support obligations.
Bankruptcy | By
James J. Haller
Till lowers the interest rate most Chapter 13 debtors pay to secured creditors. Here's post-Till guide to calculating rates.
Civil Practice | By
Markus May
The author examines the right to non-suit in Illinois and opines that it should be limited.


President’s Page | By
Ole Bly Pace III
In the recent ISBA economic poll, we asked survey recipients what the ISBA could do to improve the economics of the practice. 
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
It takes time to train fledgling lawyers to write well. But the time you invest now will pay dividends later.
Finding Illinois Law | By
Phill Johnson
More and more information is available on state agency Web sites, much of it useful to lawyers and – best of all – free.