The House and Senate’s tax bill is now in reconciliation. The two versions have been passed with such speed and so little explanation and oversight that many Family Law practitioners are not aware that the House version contains a provision … Continue reading Are Alimony Changes coming in Illinois?
When a Judge divides property, he or she follows 3 simple sounding steps. First, determine if the property is marital or non-marital. Second, assign each party their non-marital property. Third, apply the factors identified in the statute and divide the … Continue reading How Does a Judge Divide the Property? Equitably not Necessarily Equally.
On countless occasions I have explained the difference between marital and non-marital property to clients. Under the law prior to January 1, 2017, “marital property” was anything obtained during the marriage with the exception of (which is non-marital property): property … Continue reading New Law Changes Status of Some Marital Residences in Illinois
On July 1, 2017, the method of calculating child support in Illinois changes. If this is a good thing or a bad thing really depends on which side of the equation you are sitting. Under the previous statute, which is … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the New Illinois Child Support Law
Winning your case for relocating with your child in or out of Illinois If you provide the residence for your child and you seek to move to a new residence outside the State of Illinois and in some cases even … Continue reading MY CHILD LIVES WITH ME, CAN I MOVE TO A NEW RESIDENCE EITHER WITHIN OR OUTSIDE OF ILLINOIS?
UNDERSTANDING alimony IN ILLINOIS In Illinois alimony is officially referred to as maintenance and is sometimes called spousal support. The alimony rules in Illinois changed at the beginning of 2015 with another slight change at the beginning of 2016. Alimony … Continue reading What about alimony?