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2002 Articles

Supreme Court declares grandparent visitation statute unconstitutional By Richard W. Zuckerman August 2002 On April 18, 2002 the Illinois Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald, settled once, and possibly for all, the issue of judicially mandated grandparent, great-grandparent and sibling visitation when it declared unconstitutional sections 607(b)(1) and (3) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/607).
An update on child support issues By Sharon Mobley February 2002 The Illinois Appellate Court rendered two important decisions regarding child support payments­one favors child support obligees, and the other favors child support obligors.
Using exhibits for maximum impact By Edward R. Jordan June 2002 We have all tried family law cases at one time or another. And in each of our trials, exhibits of one form or another have been used to persuade the trier of fact on some issue in the case.
Winner take all: recovery of fees for fee litigation in Illinois By Andrew R. Schwartz April 2002 After a lengthy marriage and bitter divorce, the court enters a judgment for dissolution of marriage.