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 maintenance guidelines article:
- Maintenance guidelines Illinois 2015 and 2016. [Article fully incorporates the prospective potential impact of HB 2537 now that it has passed both houses and is waiting for the Governor’s signature.]
- Maintenance Guidelines [PDF of spreadsheet with length of maintenance in Illinois based upon the years of the marriage — comparing the currently existing and the prospective 1/1/18 law.]
- IMDMA 2017 and 2018 Gitlin Law Firm Illinois Divorce Law. [Contains the full context of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act highlighting the recent changes and the proposed changes with HB 2537]
These are critical prospective amendments. Gitlin Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law had anticipated that both sets of legislation would likely be signed into law. The new Fourth Edition is now available through Lexis as of June 30, 2017.
Gunnar J. Gitlin
The Gitlin Law Firm, P.C.
663 East Calhoun Street
Woodstock, IL 60098