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College expense contributions by divorced parents: Reservations about reservation provisions By Cecilia Hynes Griffin and Scott P. Kramer Family Law, November 2011 Courts do not always require divorcing parties to expressly allocate the cost of their children’s college expenses between themselves upon termination of their marriage. Rather, the issue of each party’s respective obligation to contribute to their children’s college expenses is instead often “reserved” for future determination pursuant to Section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Given the popularity of these reservation provisions in divorce decrees, family law practitioners must understand the ramifications of these provisions, and how to best convert the “reservation” into actual college expense contributions.
Let divorce practitioners beware: Attorneys must sue clients within one year to recover fees By Cecilia Hynes Griffin Family Law, October 2005 An Illinois Appellate Court opinion recently clarified the law with respect to when an attorney may sue a former client following a divorce proceeding.
The treatment of Social Security benefits in the allocation of marital assets after In Re Marriage of Crook: Neither divide nor consider By Cecilia Hynes Griffin Family Law, October 2004 Henry and Julia are ending their 35-year marriage.
Recent developments under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 By Cecilia Hynes Griffin Family Law, June 2001 Virtually every family law practitioner has come across a case involving use of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (the "IDVA").
Editor’s note By Cecilia Hynes Griffin Family Law, June 2000 As editor of the Family Law Section Newsletter, I receive copies of the newsletters issued by all of the section councils.
Editor’s note By Cecilia Hynes Griffin Family Law, May 2000 Thanks to those authors who contributed to this edition of the newsletter. If you would like to submit an article, please contact me at 312/782-4244 or chglaw@syn.net.
Editor’s note By Cecilia Hynes Griffin Family Law, January 2000 Thanks for the many responses I received from readers of the newsletter regarding topics of interest.
Editor’s note By Cecilia Hynes Griffin Family Law, October 1999 In order to best serve our readers, we would like to know what topics you would like to see in the newsletter.

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