Illinois divorce law was changed in 20181 through an amendment to Section 413 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Our divorce law had provided, “Upon request by a wife whose marriage is dissolved or declared invalid, the court shall order her maiden name or a former name … [Read more...] about Changing Your Name after a Divorce
With the passage of income shares legislation (Pub. Act 100-15), Illinois law regarding child support dramatically changed. Prior to our July 1, 2017 effective date of the income shares law, Illinois had comprehensive changed to its family laws in all other areas. This is because the legislature … [Read more...] about Income Shares Law in Determining Child Support in Illinois-A Blessing and Curse
—Updated Status re Zoom Court. The divorce courts in McHenry County offer remote appearance ONLY 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 Family-Law Court: Since July 2022-Regular Court!
My background with Justice Anne M. Burke is that she swore me in to practice law in Wisconsin! I agree entirely with Justice Burke's June 14th open letter that follows verbatim! We can see in this letter the thinking of the majority on the Illinois Supreme Court that brought about the current … [Read more...] about Chief Justice Ann Burke’s Open Letter Confirming Support of Remote Court Appearances
2021 Divorce and Family Law Bills Illinois. Executive Summary. Several important pieces of Illinois’ family-law legislation have become law: A host of changes to the child support health insurance provisions within § 505.2: Pub. Act 102-87. New law addressing temporary relocation: Pub. Act … [Read more...] about Illinois Divorce and Family Law Legislation 2021
Illinois finally approves standardized financial affidavit consistent with our income shares legislation. Recently, the Illinois Supreme Court's Equal Access Commission authorized the use of a form that is more in keeping with our income-sharing legislation. There remain areas where this form … [Read more...] about Financial Affidavit Form