Child Support and College-Bound Children of DivorceBy Tiffany M. AlexanderJanuary 2016Article, Page 34The author explains how custodial parents are entitled to support payments for an emancipated child's expenses the summer before college and while on break.
An Overview of the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015By Margaret A. BennettDecember 2015Article, Page 28The new Act, effective January 1, is a complete rewrite of Illinois parentage law that reflects changes in cultural norms and reproductive technology in the past 30 years.
Family Law Rewrite Signed by GovernorBy Jim CovingtonAugust 2015Article, Page 44A far-reaching revision of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is among the bills signed by the governor this session.
Challenging Voluntary Acknowledgments of PaternityBy Kelly M. Greco and Stephanie R. HammerSeptember 2014Article, Page 432Parties in juvenile and divorce cases sometimes want to challenge a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity under the Illinois Parentage Act. Find out when and why these efforts succeed.
Courts may award child support to non-custodial parentsSeptember 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 424On June 19, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court held that section 505 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act allows courts to award child support to non-custodial parents.
More family members may petition for medical information under the Adoption ActSeptember 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 424This amendatory act to the Adoption Act adds several categories of people eligible to petition state courts for the appointment of a confidential intermediary to: (1) exchange medical and identifying information with mutually consenting biological relatives; and (2) arrange contact with consenting biological relatives.