On June 18, 2021, the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court reversed and remanded a circuit court’s holding that an individual must seek federal relief to a Form I-864 breach-of-contract claim.
On June 18, 2021, the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court held that a marital settlement agreement (MSA) incorporated in a final judgment for dissolution of marriage trumps an earlier bifurcated judgment for dissolution of marriage
On Mar. 3, 2021, the Fifth District of the Illinois Appellate Court found that a father’s inconsistent child support payments resulting from the father’s job changes did not render the father unfit for custody of a minor under section 2-27(1) of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
Examining the legal enforceability of electronic signatures in different areas of law and the importance of implementing this technology for Curbing the abuse of the “substantial change of circumstances” concept.
More than two years after a judgment of dissolution was entered, a wife filed a petition under 735 ILCS 5/2-1401 to set aside a marital settlement agreement and to vacate the decree or, alternatively, to reset maintenance to the date of dissolution.
Seeking attorney fees and costs under section 508(c) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act does not constitute a "distinct cause of action" that allows the other party to, in return, seek fees resulting from the hearing on the section 508(c) petition.
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was modified to require that grandparents and great-grandparents seeking visitation rights for a grandchild with unmarried parents need only legally establish the parent-child relationship for the parent to whom they are related.
The Illinois Appellate Court reversed a relocation order and found that the relocation was against the best interest of the children when the mother would remain in Illinois and the father could find favorable employment in Illinois.
The Code of Civil Procedure was amended to require notice be given for any name change involving a minor and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act received updates to its provisions regarding the use of former or maiden names and maintenance payments.
On January 31, 2018, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the Third District found the respondent mother dispositionally unfit and made the father sole guardian and custodian while terminating wardship of the minors.
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is amended and provides that the court order in a dissolution of marriage shall contain a provision authorizing the person to resume use of his or her former or maiden name, should he or she choose to do so.