Illinois Bar Journal

Articles From Leon I. Finkel

Dating, Maintenance, and Miller

By Leon I. Finkel & Katelyn A. Blanchard
April
2016
Article
Page 34
In a ground-breaking ruling, the second district in Miller found that an intimate dating relationship was not a de facto marriage that triggered termination of maintenance after divorce. The ruling is a step forward, the authors argue.

Changing Pension Beneficiaries After Divorce: It’s More Important After Kennedy

By Leon I. Finkel & Hailee R. Bloom
September
2009
Article
Page 462
Now ex-spouses must change the beneficiary designation after divorce or risk inadvertently enriching their former partners.

When Does a Postjudgment Motion Toll the Deadline for Appeal?

By Leon I. Finkel & Bradley A. Silva
March
2007
Article
Page 142
It's a huge mistake to think that every motion after final judgment tolls the deadline for filing an appeal. Here's a review of the statutory and case law.

The Case for Allowing Expert Assistance at Depositions

By Leon I. Finkel & Lena Goretsky Winters
March
2004
Article
Page 151
The authors argue that courts should routinely allow attorneys to bring retained experts to help depose opponents.

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