Current Illinois law requires that the what is referred to an "income withholding notice." Federal law uses the acronym IWO (Income Withholding Order) referring both to notices and order although Illinois usage does not require a judge's signature. Illinois law also provides that the IWO form … [Read more...] about Income Withholding in Illinois: New Federal Form July 1, 2017
Illinois divorce and family lawyers should be following the progress of SB 69. It was introduced on January 1, 2017 and arrived in the House on April 5, 2017. As of May 3, 2017, it was assigned to "Judiciary." SB 69 has been alternatively called a technical corrections act but it does much more … [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
Gunnar J. Gitlin recently completed his comprehensive rewrite of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law. The new treatise represents the completion of the rewrite started in 2016 and completed in March of 2017. The treatise will be going to press prior to the effective date of the … [Read more...] about Rewrite of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law
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