When Can I Appeal a Court Order?

There are two different types of appeals: permissive and “as of right”. Permissive appeals are appeals that are done with permission from both the trial court and the appellate court. Appeals that are done “as of right” are those that are final and appealable. If you have gone through a divorce trial and the Judge

Read More

REPRESENTATION OF CHILDREN IN DISSOLUTION AND PARENTAGE PROCEEDINGS

Pursuant to Section 506 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/506) an attorney may be appointed on behalf of a child in any proceeding involving issues such as parenting time, allocation of parental responsibilities, education, etc. A party can file a motion asking for the court to appoint an attorney

Read More

What if I don’t want to comply with a Court Order?

This is an issue which arises in many cases. From doing exchanges of financial disclosures, to doing driving for parenting time, there are many issues which Judges decide and put into court orders that the parties are not happy about. However, court orders MUST be followed. So, if something is in a court order, it

Read More

Termination of Maintenance/Alimony Due to Cohabitation

It seems like common sense that spousal support should end when the former spouse moves in with a significant other on a “conjugal” basis. Illinois law reflects this idea and specifically allows for termination of maintenance retroactive to the time of cohabitation. See Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act 750 ILCS 5/510(c). The Courts

Read More

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

Unfortunately, there are many negative connotations when it comes to the word “divorce.” Maybe you have personally went through a divorce in the past or maybe you know someone who has. When people think of divorce, it is not uncommon for them to also think of words like fighting, arguing, lawyers, judges, money, time, etc.

Read More

I Think My Spouse May File for Divorce – How Can I Prepare?

There are many different facets of preparation for a divorce, both physically and emotionally. One of the questions I hear the most often from potential clients is how they can prepare for their spouse filing for a divorce. Here is a summary of some items to consider: (1) Where are your valuables? Do you have

Read More

What is the Right of First Refusal?

According to Section 602.3 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/602.3), the right of first refusal means that if a party intends to leave the minor child with a substitute child-care provider for a significant period of time.  That party must first offer the other party an opportunity to personally

Read More
  • Download our Divorce Planning Guide today!
  • Download our Divorce Planning Guide today!

    Get the information you need to prepare for divorce with our free resource Guide to Planning for Your Divorce.

    click to download now!

What Our clients are saying

Excellent - I highly recommend Kimberly Anderson. She is knowledgeable, assertive, and experienced. What impressed me most about Kim is her dedication. I was able to reach her whenever there was a problem. She always responded immediately, proposed a solution, and put me at ease. The entire legal team at Anderson & Boback is superb.

Lisa March 29, 2018

  • Why Choose Anderson & Boback ?

  • IL chicago family lawyer 2020
    forbes-2020
    ASLA Badge - Kimberly Anderson 2018
    BBB A+ Badge
    lawyers of distinction badge
    AVVO 10 Rating badge - generic
    Super Lawyers Generic badge

Schedule a Discreet Consultation Today!



  • firm overview Anderson & Boback

  • Anderson & Boback is a highly-respected, experienced Chicago family law firm, skilled in negotiation and litigation. When divorce and other family law issues make your life chaotic and uncertain, you want your case resolved as quickly and fairly as possible. Call Now 312-715-0870