Family Lawyer vs. Divorce Lawyer

We throw terms around without really thinking about them sometimes, but those terms influence how we think about the things those terms describe. Different terms have different connotations. For instance, the term, “family lawyer”, might generate a sense of wholesomeness; while the term, “divorce lawyer”, may conjure up a different set of feelings. These terms…

Introducing ABLE Accounts

After much anticipation and delay, Illinois families can finally utilize the ABLE Account Program. The ABLE Account Program (15 ILCS 505/16.6) allows individuals receiving SSI and other means-tested programs to open up a bank account (similar to a checking account) which does not count against the means-tested program’s resource limit. A means tested program is…

New Child Support Law

More changes afoot in regard to child support in Illinois. Starting July 1, 2017, the method in which child support is calculated will change drastically.  In a prior blog post, we addressed a broad overview of the coming changes. In this blog post, we will explore the changes in more detail. In short, Illinois is…