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!
Alimony / Maintenance
IRMO Heroy, 2017 IL 120205 (March 23, 2017), will prove to be a critical case regarding what is commonly considered as the duty to of a maintenance recipient to "rehabilitate" -- to seek appropriate employment. It provides lasting guidance that in cases involving significant cash flow for the payor … [Read more...] about Heroy: Illinois Supreme Court / Termination of Maintenance or Greater Reduction Properly Denied: Duty to Seek Employment Must be Balanced with Lifestyle