—Updated Status re Zoom Court. The divorce courts in McHenry County continue to offer remote appearance for routine matters. This includes family-law cases before Judges Justin Hansen, Jeffrey Hirsch, Mark Facchini and Judge Zalad. See: … [Read more...] about McHenry County Illinois Court Family Law Division: July 1, 2022-Regular Court Resumes!
In re Marriage of Bychina, 2021 IL App (2d) 200303 (June 18, 2021) presents a case of first impression in Illinois. The Second District Illinois appellate court held that the trial court erred in deferring to Federal court regarding an I-864 claim. The case reasoned that State court should be the … [Read more...] about 90 Day Fiance Fans Take Note: Illinois Appellate Court Holds State Court Errs in Deferring to Federal Court re Breach of Contract Claim
Each year from 2018, 50/50 parenting time bills have created controversy in Illinois. So far, each year they have been defeated. Proponents from the father's rights camp steadfastly promoted the equal parenting-time presumption. Promoters used strong-arm tactics to try to push through the various … [Read more...] about 50/50 Parenting Time Bills in Illinois 2018 through 2021
In re Marriage of Lugge, 2020 IL App (5th) 190046 (Motion to Publish granted January 15, 2020). A January 2020 decision addressed the trial court's imputation of cash flow based upon a reasonable rate of return on investments that are subject to investments, within the context. In doing so, it … [Read more...] about Marriage of Lugge: Consideration of Cash Awarded to Spouse Pursuant to Marital Settlement Agreement as to the Reasonable Rate of Return
Since January 1, 2019, Illinois has critical changes to our maintenance statute: Public Act 100-923: Learn about the impact of these changes. I've heard about the loss of the alimony deduction starting in 2019. Explain how this impacts Illinois divorces. The impact is profound and … [Read more...] about New Alimony / Maintenance Guidelines Law Effective 2019: The Loss of the Maintenance Deduction
Amended effective January 1, 2018 (and new set effective January 1, 2019) Most Illinois divorce lawyers are unfamiliar with Pub. Act 100-520, which had an effective date of June 1, 2018. But per Pub. Act. 100-565 (SB 61), this had an effective date of January 1, 2018. And we have an entirely new … [Read more...] about Maintenance Guidelines 2018 and 2019