2017-11-03 Law Never Sleeps

The Law Never Sleeps

The law never sleeps.  While I am not sure this is a quotation I can attribute to anyone, in particular, the sentiment is all too true.  Recently the Illinois legislature made even more changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) by the passage of Public Act 100-0520.  These changes follow on the […]

2017-10-17 Special Needs with Mom

Planning for Loved Ones with Disabilities

According to The National Center for Education Statistics, about 35% of children ages 3-21 have some kind of learning disability. About 20% have a speech or language impairment. More significantly, about 9% of this population has autism, 6% have an intellectual disability, another 6% have developmental delay, 5% have some kind of emotional disturbance, and […]

2017-07-28 attorneys shaking hands

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 […]

2017-05-19 Special Needs boy with Mentor

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 […]

2017-02-21 Child Support Law

Can You Deviate from the New Illinois Child Support Law?

In addition to, How Does the New Child Support Law Affect Business Owners? Starting July 1, 2017, Illinois will join the majority of states by adopting a new child support law. The new Illinois child support law uses an income sharing method of calculating child support. The income sharing method of calculating child support factors in […]

2017-01-30 Fam Law Custody

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 […]