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2006 Family law legislative update
After absorbing monumental changes to the Adoption Act in 2005, the full ramifications of which are still being realized, a total revision of the law affecting guardians ad litem and child representatives, and other assorted revisions, 2006 has lived down to its low expectations, being a “rules” year.
Please again be reminded to send in your suggestions for our “songs for the divorce practitioner” issue.
I am writing this column a little less than a week before I will see the Stones (as in The Rolling Stones for all you post-baby boomers) at the United Center. Either Mick and Keith were way ahead of their time or some things just never change.
This Volume is a special edition of the ISBA Family Law Section Council Newsletter.
The Illinois Supreme Court adopted new rules, effective July 1, 2006, concerning child custody proceedings.
On January 25, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court granted a petition for leave to appeal in the case J.S.A. v. M.H., 361 Ill.App.3d 745 (3rd Dist. 2005)
This is my final column as Chair of the Family Law Section Council. Actually, by the time this gets out, I will officially be ex-officio and the Council will be under the fine leadership of Scott Colky.
The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986: An overview
It has become apparent the practicing bar may not understand how the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/101 et. seq.) works or the opportunities it provides to render legal services. Depending upon the facts of a particular situation, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (“IDVA”) may offer an abused client real protection from future abuse.
Interpreting “prior obligations” under Section 505
Years ago during the child support court call, the obligor explained to the judge that his support should not be based upon 20 percent of his net income because he had other children to support.
“Legalese” rhymes with “fees”
The parties to a divorce reserved the issue of the division of personal property and a judgment of dissolution of marriage was entered.
Message from the Chair
A good family lawyer needs to know the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the UCCJEA, the Parentage Act, the Tax Code, the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disability Act, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and a myriad of other statutes.
Message from the Chair
Mothers without custody, disillusioned fathers who need special attorneys to get their rights, litigants unhappy with their outcomes.
Now you don’t see it—Now you do
This title describes the conundrum in which we attorneys find ourselves as we move further toward an electronic practice.
Putative Father Registry
Father may have known best in the 1950s, but in the seemingly more complicated new millennium, many fathers don’t even know that they’ve become parents.
One area of family law that can provide long-term problems is the QDRO.