In addition to the many articles The Gitlin Law Firm publishes, Gunnar J. Gitlin writes or edits two of Illinois leading publications:
Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law by Gunnar J. Gitlin
The Fifth Edition of Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law completes the rewrite of the preeminent book on Illinois divorce law!
From 2015 through 2020, Illinois family law changed—in many ways quite radically. This started with the 2015 Illinois maintenance guidelines. 2016 brought us the overhaul of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (nearly a decade in the making). Mid-year 2017 brought us the income-shares child support law. And in 2018 and 2019, we had maintenance amendments that reshaped alimony awards under our guidelines (and changed how child support is determined). Then from 2019-2023 our caselaw focused on issues related to this Rewrite of Illinois divorce and paternity law. As of August 2023, we will see an entirely new edition of Gitlin on Divorce. The 2022 and 2023 updates comprehensively reworked the entire book to ensure that all references were consistent with current caselaw and statutory law.
Gitlin on Divorce is the authority on Illinois divorce law, cited consistently by the appellate courts. At least more than 30 Illinois appellate court decisions have cited to the Book. Gunnar J. Gitlin uses his 30 years of family-law experience to provide practical commentary and analysis for the Illinois lawyer handling divorce cases. In this conveniently organized three-volume set, Mr. Gitlin examines our Illinois divorce statute in its conceptual framework and directs you to relevant caselaw interpreting Illinois’ divorce law—to help you in your day-to-day practice.
Illinois divorce and family lawyers confidently turn to Gitlin on Divorce for seasoned analysis in a from-the-trenches style—with comprehensive coverage, practice tips, and court-tested forms, all focused on the realities of Illinois family-law practice.
- Chapters of Gitlin on Divorce;
- More Detailed Table of Contents Gitlin on Divorce-Note that this will be updated in 2023.
Gitlin’s Illinois Annotated Family Practice Desktop Code–2023 Edition
Gitlin’s Illinois Annotated Family Practice Desktop Code, 2023-24 edition is a two-volume work containing our family-law statutes and caselaw annotations. You can readily take Volume I with you to court since it contains the critical laws every Illinois’ family lawyer should know. Volume II contains the other statutes that bear on our practice of family law. Volume I contains the the key statutes to our practice of Illinois divorce law—and much more. Volume I includes:
- 750 ILCS 5/—Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
- 750 ILCS 10/ — Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act.
- 750 ILCS 16/ — Non-Support Punishment Act.
- 750 ILCS 22/ — Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
- 750 ILCS 28/ — Income Withholding for Support Act.
- 750 ILCS 36/ — Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
- 750 ILCS 45/ — Illinois Parentage Act of 2015.
- 750 ILCS 60/ — Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
- 750 ILCS 90/ — Illinois Collaborative Process Act