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!
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
Income Shares Legislation Update and Status re Charts SB0069. Status: 100th Ill. Gen. Assem., Senate Bill 0069 (introduced 1/1/17 and arrived in House 4/5/17). Illinois divorce lawyers handling child support cases are anxiously awaiting the progress and passage of the so called "trailer … [Read more...] about Income Shares in Illinois Update
Below is the trailer bill, SB 69, to the income shares legislation. This trailer bill contains critical updates to the currently enacted income shares amendments. It is anticipated that this trailer bill will be enacted into law. For a pdf summary of this legislation, click here. Below are … [Read more...] about Income Shares Legislation Trailer Bill