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! Chief Justice Anne Burke Open Letter 6-14-2021 CHAMBERS OF CHIEF JUSTICE ANNE M. BURKE June 14, 2021 Re: … [Read more...] about Chief Justice Ann Burke’s Open Letter Confirming Support of Remote Court Appearances
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Updated: July 15, 2021. 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 Status and Family Law Division: Zoom Court and Other Procedures
May 20, 2021 brought to Illinois a new Supreme Court case. While not a divorce case, it will affect the practice of family law. Palos Community Hospital v. Humana Insurance Co., Inc., 2021 IL 126008. Before now, lawyers could not go to a pretrial (settlement) conference and test the waters … [Read more...] about Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Testing the Water Doctrine for SOJs
Gitlin Law Firm is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a ‘Best Law Firm’ in the area of Family Law for the Chicago region by U.S. News, each year for the past decade! To be selected, a rigorous evaluation process initiated that includes the collection of client and lawyer … [Read more...] about Gitlin Law Firm Receives Ranking from U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® ‘BEST LAW FIRMS’ 2021
The 2020 version is now available of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law. By way of background, from 2015 to 2019 nearly all of Illinois statutory law has changed. These changes include: 2015: Original maintenance guidelines. 2016: 8-year process of updating Illinois … [Read more...] about Gitlin on Divorce: 2020 Edition Available, 2021 Edition Coming Soon.
Proposed Agreed Orders: Basic Protocol: Effective since July 14, 2020, please direct purposed orders for Family Division cases to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org We are not to use the email@example.com for Family Division … [Read more...] about Guidelines for using the proposed orders email Family Law Division, McHenry County Illinois