Illinois maintenance guidelines: Amended effective January 1, 2018!
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 now has an effective date of January 1, 2018.
Accordingly, I have updated my Illinois maintenance guidelines article:
- Maintenance guidelines Illinois 2015 through 2018. [Article fully incorporates the prospective potential impact of Pub. Acts 100-520/565–the law increasing the cut-off to $500,000 and providing a more granular approach to determining maintenance.]
- 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 has been available through Lexis as of June 30, 2017 and incorporates these amendments.
Gunnar J. Gitlin
The Gitlin Law Firm, P.C.
663 East Calhoun Street
Woodstock, IL 60098