Another playing field to level
All family lawyers have receivables problems, and there can be a number of solutions if we think outside the box.
A note from the chair about Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
A reminder of the importance of professionalism and civility in the profession.
The chair, Michael Strauss, discusses the most influential people in his life.
A note of thanks from the outgoing chair, Heather Hurst.
A summary of the changes and amendments made to the maintenance section of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, which became effective on January 1.
Is it income? Depends who is counting
After considering the new maintenance formula, the repeal of the Illinois deduction, and changes in section 505 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, attorneys are now confronted with an ever-changing landscape as to what defines a party's income for child support and maintenance calculations.
Jurisdiction Under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
Family law practitioners serving clients whose work takes them out of the state or country or who have relocated to Illinois from a foreign jurisdiction must be cognizant of the provisions of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act and principles of civil procedure and jurisdiction not often front-of-mind in dissolution and support cases.
Meet your incoming chair
An introduction to the incoming chair of the Family Law Section Council, Michael Strauss.
The Need to Embrace and Catch Up With Technology
While keeping up with the many updates and advances in technology can certainly be an intimidating task, embracing technology can provide many benefits to the practice of family law.
Review of ‘BIFF’ and How It Works
Communications that are brief, informative, friendly, and firm are shown to be an effective tool for communicating with high-conflict people.
Summaries of cases that demonstrate the problems that arise when a client does not remove their ex-spouse as the beneficiary.