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…

More Changes to Illinois Family Law are Coming

While Illinois still is without a budget, the Legislature is at work correcting its prior errors and clarifying things it previously did.  For a third straight year, that means more changes to Illinois family law are coming.  On August 12, 2016, Governor Rauner signed into law a bill clarifying and making corrections to the massive rewrite…

Parenting Plans Under the New Divorce Law

In past articles, we have described the substantive and procedural changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) dealing with parenting. Custody and visitation are terms that have been replaced with parenting time, care taking functions are now defined, and significant decision making authority can now be allocated to either or both…

Procedural Changes to Parenting in Divorce

While changes to the substance of the provisions in Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) dealing with custody and visitation may be the most significant of the changes the new law introduces, effective January 1, 2016, there are procedural changes to parenting in divorce as well. The procedural changes to parenting in divorce…