Current Illinois law refers to "income withholding notice." Yet Federal law uses the acronym IWO (Income Withholding Order) referring both to notices and orders although Illinois does not require a judge's signature. Illinois law also states that the IWO form must provide all the rights and duties … [Read more...] about Income Withholding in Illinois: New Federal Form Now Available
On August 18, 2017, the Governor signed into law the Illinois Collaborative Practice Act. It will be effective January 1, 2018. This will serve to be a groundbreaking law for Illinois family lawyers as for the first time collaborative divorce practice in Illinois is legislatively … [Read more...] about Collaborative Divorce and the Illinois Collaborative Process Act 2018
Illinois Income Shares legislation, effective July 1, 2017, renders the currently approved Illinois Supreme Court Form as Obsolete. The form that is in use state-wide and is mandated by the terms of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act has been obsolete as of July 1, 2017. To … [Read more...] about Financial Affidavit Form
Illinois maintenance guidelines will likely be amended, effective January 1, 2018! Most Illinois divorce lawyers are unfamiliar with HB 2537 which passed both houses as of June 30, 2017. The critical language of this House Bill is within Amendment No. 1. Accordingly, I have updated my Illinois … [Read more...] about Maintenance Guidelines 2018!
This Columbus Day, Gunnar J. Gitlin co-chaired the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer's 12th Annual Columbus Day Program for Experienced Family Lawyers. This program has become the most well attended continuing legal education program in Illinois on the topic of Illinois divorce and paternity … [Read more...] about Gunnar Gitlin and Nancy Shafer Chaired AAML’s 12th Annual Columbus Day Advanced Family Law Seminar
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. It is available now through Lexis. Accordingly, this rewrite of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois … [Read more...] about Rewrite of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law Now Available