Gunnar J. Gitlin completed his comprehensive rewrite of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law. The treatise represents the completion of the rewrite started in 2016. It is available now through Lexis. Accordingly, the 2017 rewrite of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family … [Read more...] about Rewrite of Gitlin on Divorce 2018 Ed: A Guide to Illinois Family Law
Income Sharing is now the law in Illinois. SB 69 was enacted into law June 30, 2017 with an effective date of July 1, 2017. Pub. Act 100-15, had been alternatively called a technical corrections act but it does much more than provide technical corrections. Accordingly, I referred to it as a … [Read more...] about Update Regarding Illinois Child Support Income Shares Legislation
On April 19, 2017, the DHFS has made available charts for the calculation of child support based on the July 1, 2017 income share model. Chart for Conversion of Gross to Net Income Income Shares Scheduled Based on Net Income1 A quick review of the charts indicates that: The highest … [Read more...] about Income Shares: The Charts!
In re Marriage of Haleas, 2017 IL App (2d) 160799 (April 13, 2017), represents a watershed case for alternative dispute resolution in Illinois divorce cases. There have been no appellate court cases in Illinois involving the issue of arbitration clauses in Illinois' initial divorce cases. In … [Read more...] about Haleas: Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Arbitrator’s Award of Maintenance and Property – Case of First Impression
In April 2017, Gunnar J. Gitlin became a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. This prestigious group of attorneys provides the following information about its charter and mission: The IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the … [Read more...] about Gunnar J. Gitlin Becomes Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers
Income Shares Legislation Update and Status re Charts SB0069. Status: 100th Ill. Gen. Assem., Senate Bill 0069 (introduced 1/1/17 and arrived in House 4/5/17). Illinois divorce lawyers handling child support cases are anxiously awaiting the progress and passage of the so called "trailer … [Read more...] about Income Shares in Illinois Update