Is There Marital Property Before Divorce? So Sayeth TakataBy Reuben A. BernickOctober 2008Article, Page 512Can an ex-wife recover post-decree arrearages of child support from the separately owned assets of the obligor father's new wife? The appellate court says "yes." Plus, read Christine Takata's take on this much talked-about ruling.
Profitable Family Law PracticeBy H. Joseph GitlinJuly 2008Column, Page 368Build your family law practice by knowing your stuff and getting your name out.
A Family Law ToolboxBy H. Joseph GitlinApril 2008Column, Page 214A list of resources worth keeping at your fingertips.
Rule of ThumbBy H. Joseph GitlinJuly 2006Column, Page 384The phrase has its origins in legalized wife beating. Or does it?
Bad WordsBy H. Joseph GitlinApril 2006Column, Page 208Why say "dissolution of marriage" when "divorce" says it more clearly?
New rules expedite custody casesBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2006LawPulse, Page 166On February 10, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court issued new rules that will dramatically change procedures in child custody cases. The rules are contained in new Article IX of the Supreme Court Rules and are effective July 1, 2006.
Family Law and the New Bankruptcy CodeBy John J. JohnstonMarch 2006Article, Page 128The new Code amendments have a major impact on family law - here are key provisions, issues, and strategies.
Illinois: An International Magnet for Surrogacy?By H. Joseph GitlinJanuary 2006Column, Page 48By removing the cloud over surrogacy in Illinois, the Gestational Surrogracy Act promises to make the procedure more popular with would-be parents.
Section of the Adoption Act violates Equal ProtectionOctober 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 506On August 1, 2005, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, terminating the parental rights of the defendant.
This diamond ringBy Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2005LawPulse, Page 498Does an engagement ring belong to the donor or the recipient if the wedding is called off?