On July 18, 2018, members and guests gathered for the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Roanoke Restaurant in Chicago. This was an exciting evening for our firm as our colleague and friend, Jessica Marshall, received the her award as the ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year for CookRead More
Illinois orders of protection are serious business. Orders of protection require you to cease all contact with the person holding the order. People charged with an order of protection don’t always realize what they can and cannot do in order to keep the order of protection from turning into a criminal conviction. It’s critical forRead More
In family law cases, violating court orders is common and it is important to understand that there are different types of violations of family law court orders with different consequences. From child custody to child support orders and discovery demands and financial issues, different types of violations are dealt in a different manner. Thus, theRead More
Divorce property division can be a complex area of an Illinois divorce. When dissolution proceedings are initiated a number of issues typically arise. One of the biggest tends to be the allocation of the parties’ assets and debts. If there isn’t a pre-marital agreement, the parties will likely have a lot to discuss and thereRead More
Child Custody Jurisdiction: Who has Jurisdiction Over My Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Case?
When it comes to child custody jurisdiction, Illinois child custody laws have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, otherwise known as the UCCJEA. This law has been adopted by many United States jurisdictions to ensure that all jurisdictions use the same criteria when determining what state has jurisdiction for child-related issues. ThisRead More
When parents split up or divorce, child support orders are certain, however, many questions may remain regarding the financial contributions to college expenses. Below we discuss the most frequently asked questions we hear from parents about contributing to college expenses. Is Payment of College Expenses Part of a Child Support Order? If you are partyRead More