In an attempt to modernize laws related to families, Illinois has substantially re-written the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the Illinois Parentage Act. Previous versions of these acts were created in 1977 and 1984, respectively. Both new versions of the statu
In a recent case, the son sued his father for payment of son’s college expenses. In re the Marriage of Spircoff, 2011 Il App (1st) 103189. The court held that because the parents’ divorce judgment stated that “each of the parties shall contribute to college expenses of their child” t
A young family with two beautiful young children was recently left in a financial and emotional turmoil after both parents died in a car accident when travelling abroad. Both sides of the grandparents lived in Europe. When the grandparents received terrible news they were at a loss of
In today’s economic environment many families facing divorce are looking to resolve their differences in the most efficient manner, both time wise and cost wise. Sometimes, that means they should focus on conflict resolution through mediation and negotiation as opposed to litigation.