Collaborative law, a consensual, non-litigation model of conflict resolution, has been practiced in Illinois for more than 15 years. The Illinois Collaborative Process Act formally recognizes its use in family law and other settings.
U.S. citizens must complete an affidavit of support if they file for their immigrant spouse to become a permanent resident. But if the partners divorce, the support obligation created by the affidavit is strict and potentially indefinite.
The appellate court upheld the dismissal of a parent's motion to modify parenting time under section 610.5(e) where the trial court found "an additional overnight every 14 days [was] not a minor modification as contemplated by [the section]."
The Illinois Supreme Court addressed inconsistencies in awarding contributions toward attorney fees by pointing out that case precedent and the statutory language of 750 ILCS 5/508 complement one another.
After the trial court found petitioner to be an unfit parent and terminated her parental rights, petitioner appealed. Petitioner's sole argument on appeal was that the trial court's ruling must be reversed because the parent-child reunification services required by the State were not reasonably accommodated to her developmental disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).