The Illinois Supreme Court has recently ruled in an important case involving a step-parent within a civil union. I had written in 2019 the 2019 update to Gitlin on Divorce that I expected a reversal of the appellate court’s decision. The background is that in 2011, Illinois passed the Religious … [Read more...] about Illinois Supreme Court Issues Important Decision in Sharpe v. Westmoreland
Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law, 4th Edition, 2020-2021 Highlights 2019 / 2020 New in 2019 Illinois maintenance law is again rewritten. Our 2019-2020 edition of Gitlin on Divorce fully incorporates its impact. The 2019-20 release had included: Overview Chapter: … [Read more...] about Gitlin on Divorce 2020-21 Edition!
The 2020 version is now available of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law. By way of background, from 2015 to 2019 nearly all of Illinois statutory law has changed. These changes include: 2015: Original maintenance guidelines. 2016: 8-year process of updating Illinois … [Read more...] about Gitlin on Divorce: 2020 Edition Available, 2021 Edition Coming Soon.
Proposed Agreed Orders: Basic Protocol: Effective since July 14, 2020, please direct purposed orders for Family Division cases to the following email address: email@example.com We are not to use the firstname.lastname@example.org for Family Division … [Read more...] about Guidelines for using the proposed orders email Family Law Division, McHenry County Illinois
The Court's June 20, 2020 Press Release, Order and Guidelines Illinois’ courts can begin to return to normal operations on June 1, the Illinois Supreme Court said Wednesday May 20th in an order and accompanying operational guidelines. The Court's press release is available here. Under the … [Read more...] about Illinois Courts Resume a New Normal as of June 1, 2020
In the Circuit Court of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit McHenry County, Illinois In Re the Matter of Procedures in the Family Division for Remote Hearings Pursuant to the Continuity of Operations Covid-19 Protocols. Family Division Standing Order 2020-05 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that while the … [Read more...] about McHenry County Standing Order re Remote Hearings