Anderson & Boback Logo

Anderson & Boback go to the United States Supreme Court

Categorized as Divorce Litigation, Military Divorce

The partners in the law firm of Anderson & Boback, Kimberly J. Anderson and Janice L. Boback, are both members of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.   As practitioners in the area of family law, having a case presented for appeal before the US Supreme Court is unusual.   However, because Anderson & Boback focus some of their time in the niche area of “military family law” which encompasses Federal laws, we currently have a case pending approval before the highest court in the land, The United States Supreme Court.  Our firm was successful in arguing this case all the way to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D. C.  We represent the 2nd wife of a former military member who died.  Both our client and the deceased veteran’s 1st wife are arguing over who should be awarded his military retirement pay.  Our firm won that case in Washington and obtained an award to our client of the military retirement pay.  The 1st wife is appealing and has asked the US Supreme Court to hear the case.

Many attorneys are admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court, which is a great accomplishment.  However, actually arguing a case before the highest court is a genuine distinction.  The Supreme Court accepts less than 100 out of the more than 8,000 cases that are submitted each year on appear.  This means that the list of attorneys that argue before the US Supreme Court is short.  The stakes are very high at the Supreme Court level and our client wants the very best representation she can get.  Our firm looks forward to appearing in Washington again to represent our client and protect the decision we obtain for her.

Was this information helpful?

You May Also Like

The attitudes of Illinois family law judges about how children should be raised, and their time divided between parents, have changed significantly over the last fifty years or so. Judges used to believe, and rule--almost universally--that children needed to spend…

Recently, the Illinois Appellate court addressed the issue of the date used in determining dissipation as raised by the divorce case In Re Marriage of Sinha. (In re MARRIAGE OF JYOTI SINHA and MUKESHA K. SINHA, 2021 IL App (2d)…

Oftentimes while a family law case is pending, parents will need or want to move with their minor children. The child relocation law in Illinois as of 2021 indicated that you need to seek approval for relocation from the Court…

In Illinois, we have abolished using the term “custody” and now refer to parenting time as the schedule which dictates where the child resides, and when.  Clients often ask whether or not it matters if the child has an opinion…

If you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement on all of the issues of divorce, that is a great start to the process. In an uncontested divorce, once that agreement has been reached, or even before, the…

When parents end their relationship, it's rarely easy especially if there are disagreements over custody. As Chicago child custody attorneys, we're often asked for guidance on what you should bring up in a child custody case to show you are…

Anderson & Boback small logo

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.

What our clients are saying

Schedule a Discreet Consultation Today!

    Firm Overview

    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