Supreme Court declares grandparent visitation statute unconstitutional
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
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
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.