Articles From Roza Gossage

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) applied to “elder” clients By Roza Gossage Elder Law, November 2013 Fortunately, for the Elder Law practitioner, the ACA has limited application to our elder law clients.
Income is more than a paycheck when determining child support By Roza Gossage Family Law, March 2011 The concept of income is generally interpreted broadly by the Illinois courts.
The “real” living will* By Roza Gossage Elder Law, June 2010 A few light-hearted final words.
Contested custody/Visitation litigation: A satire By Roza Gossage & Pamela J. Kuzniar Bench and Bar, October 2008 Years ago, super heroes held the values of our ancestors and would not father a child out of wedlock.
Does the grandparent unknowingly contribute towards the child support due from their child? By Roza Gossage Elder Law, May 2008 We have all received advice, either personally or on behalf of our clients, that in order to effectuate a transfer of assets we or our client’s should gift the annual amount allowed by the tax code to our children and their spouses.
Contested custody / visitation litigation: A satire By Roza Gossage & Pamela J. Kuzniar Family Law, April 2007 Years ago, superheroes held the values of our ancestors and would not father a child out of wedlock.
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Act of 2005 and its impact on seniors By Roza Gossage Elder Law, February 2006 The U.S. Congress has drastically revised the procedures and rules relating to the filing and discharge of a debtor in bankruptcy.
Division of property of the marriage By Roza Gossage Elder Law, January 2005 With the aging population, practitioners will now see older clients divorcing. Parties are no longer choosing to stay married during the last years of their lives if they are unhappy.
Pet custody: the new frontier in family law By Roza Gossage Family Law, June 2002 If we had been practicing family law for more than a few years, we all have had the issue of who gets the dog, cat or bird in the divorce.
In camera interview of a child By Roza Gossage Family Law, April 2002 The court is authorized to to interview a child in chambers pursuant to section 604(a) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/604(a):
With no strings attached By Roza Gossage Family Law, March 2001 Adoption is purely a creature of statute (750 ILCS 50/ et al). The court must comply with the statute, and is restricted by the language of the legislature as to what it can order with respect to adoption proceedings.
Family law bytes By Roza Gossage Family Law, January 2001 The technology committee of the Family Law Section, in its efforts to make you actually use your computer and the Internet, will be providing sites that may be of help in your family law cases as well as suggestions for programs you may want to explore.

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