2022 SUMMARY OF ILLINOIS’ DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW LEGISLATION
2022 Brings us:
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Sections 510 and 505.
Provides that contemplation or foreseeability of future events shall not be considered as a factor or used as a defense in determining whether a substantial change in circumstances is shown, unless the future event is expressly specified in the court’s order or the agreement of the parties incorporated into a court order. Provides that the parties may expressly specify in the agreement incorporated into a court order or the court may expressly specify in the order that the occurrence of a specific future event is contemplated and will not constitute a substantial change in circumstances to warrant modification of the order.
Effective immediately (5/13/22)
Provides that at the discretion of the court, a child support obligation may be secured, in whole or in part, by reasonably affordable life insurance on the life of one or both parents on such terms as the parties agree or as the court orders.
Regarding health care provisions at Section 505(a)(4) adds to (4) after health care the phrase “to be addressed by the court.”
Next adds a new subsection (a-3) titled “Life insurance to secure support.”
Thus, other than the new foreseeability law, 2022 was a slow legislative session for family lawyers and judges.
For a summary of the 2022 legislation, 2022 Supreme Court Rules affecting family-law cases and 2021 legislation effective January 1, 2022, click the link immediately below:
By: Gunnar J. Gitlin
The Gitlin Law Firm, Woodstock, IL
© 2022 – September 7, 2022