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!
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
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
This Martin Luther King Day, Gunnar J. Gitlin presented: "Double Dipping: What is it and how to Handle Issues Involving Double Dipping Involving Child Support/ Maintenance and Property Settlement" The program was at the Sheraton in Lisle. Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues in Divorce … [Read more...] about Gunnar Gitlin Presented for MLK Seminar January 16, 2017 Re Double Dipping
On October 24, 2016, the Circuit Judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit revised and adopted the Local Rules. Attached are certain of the local rules applicable to divorce and family law cases in Lake County. Divorce lawyers practicing in the county should review these rules as soon as possible because … [Read more...] about Lake County Illinois Adopts New Rules for Divorce and Paternity Cases
On August 16, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court decided that essentially the Hewitt decision in Illinois "remains good law." Hewitt involved property rights of a couple in a non-marital relationship. Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law introduces the seminal Hewitt case as … [Read more...] about New Case Alert: Illinois Supreme Court Blumenthal: “A Myopic and Moralistic View of Cohabitation”