The AFCC has recently provided their Guidelines for Parenting Plan Evaluations in Family Law Cases. The 2022 Guidelines were prepared by the AFCC Task Force for the "Revisions of theModel Standards for the Practice of Child Custody Evaluation." AFCC developed and adopted these Guidelines to: … [Read more...] about New AFCC Parenting Plan Guidelines
—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!
In re Marriage of Bychina, 2021 IL App (2d) 200303 (June 18, 2021) presents a case of first impression in Illinois. The Second District Illinois appellate court held that the trial court erred in deferring to Federal court regarding an I-864 claim. The case reasoned that State court should be the … [Read more...] about 90 Day Fiance Fans Take Note: Illinois Appellate Court Holds State Court Errs in Deferring to Federal Court re Breach of Contract Claim
Each year from 2018, 50/50 parenting time bills have created controversy in Illinois. So far, each year they have been defeated. Proponents from the father's rights camp steadfastly promoted the equal parenting-time presumption. Promoters used strong-arm tactics to try to push through the various … [Read more...] about 50/50 Parenting Time Bills in Illinois 2018 through 2021
In re Marriage of Lugge, 2020 IL App (5th) 190046 (Motion to Publish granted January 15, 2020). A January 2020 decision addressed the trial court's imputation of cash flow based upon a reasonable rate of return on investments that are subject to investments, within the context. In doing so, it … [Read more...] about Marriage of Lugge: Consideration of Cash Awarded to Spouse via a Marital Settlement Agreement-Reasonable Rate of Return
Since January 1, 2019, Illinois has critical changes to our maintenance statute: Public Act 100-923: Learn about the impact of these changes. I've heard about the loss of the alimony deduction starting in 2019. Explain how this impacts Illinois divorces. The impact is profound and … [Read more...] about New Alimony / Maintenance Guidelines Law Effective 2019: The Loss of the Maintenance Deduction