Legal Guardianship Elements

A guardian is given legal responsibility for the care of the child, appointed by the court, and responsible for the child until removed by the court or until the child turns 18 years old. A guardian is appointed for a … Continued

VENUE

A question that many people ask us during an initial phone call is where there case will be filed.  If you live in Cook County, there are many options, but the main courthouse in Cook County is the Daley Center.  … Continued

JOINT SIMPLIFIED DIVORCE

If you have no children, no interest in real estate, and have been married for less than eight (8) years, a joint simplified divorce may be an option for you. Pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/452, the parties to a dissolution … Continued

STEP-PARENT VISITATION

The law on step-parent visitation is the same as grandparent visitation and be located in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act at 750 ILCS 5/602.9(a)   Per the act, there is a rebuttable presumption that a fit parent’s … Continued

Marital Property and Exceptions Thereto

The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage act, at 750 ILCS 5/503, defines marital property as follows. (a) For purposes of this Act, “marital property” means all property, including debts and other obligations, acquired by either spouse subsequent to the … Continued

POST-DECREE ISSUES

There are certain parts of a final judgement or court order that are permanent, but there are instances in which circumstances change and it may be necessary to modify the divorce decree. Anderson & Boback have vast experience in helping … Continued

Valuing a Business

If one or both parties own a business, and an agreement on its value cannot be reached, a business valuation will usually be ordered. There are many aspects of the business that valuators analyze and clients sometimes do not understand … Continued