Category Archives: New Law

In early August 2016, the Illinois legislature passed an act modifying the state’s child support guidelines, to take effect at the beginning of next month. The current regulations have been a subject of significant discussion in the last few years, … Continue reading

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On many social and criminal issues, the state of Illinois is often seen as relatively progressive, taking what may be considered a more liberal approach toward such concerns as gun control, minimum wage laws, and marital rights. For this reason, … Continue reading

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The law in Illinois has long permitted a court to order one or both parents to contribute toward their child’s educational expenses, even after the child has turned 18 and graduated from high school. Prior to 2016, however, the statute … Continue reading

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A number of posts on this blog over the last few months have discussed some of the family law changes that took effect in Illinois this week. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was recently amended to update … Continue reading

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A new law directs the Illinois Division of Child Support Services within the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to conduct a study to examine why parents do or do not uphold their child support obligations. The study is part … Continue reading

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For a number of years, the state of Illinois has granted courts the authority to require one or both parents to contribute toward the post-secondary education expenses of their non-minor child. While many, if not most, child support orders are … Continue reading

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Several weeks ago, a post on this blog mentioned that pending legislation in Springfield was poised to bring significant changes to family law statutes throughout Illinois. More recently, the measure was approved by Governor Bruce Rauner and is scheduled to … Continue reading

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A couple of weeks ago, a previous post on this blog discussed a number of proposed family law changes contained in Senate Bill 57. At the time, the legislation was pending and having passed the Illinois House and Senate, was … Continue reading

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Over the last few months, Illinois lawmakers have been working to improve the state’s approach to family law matters, and, near the end of June, approved a sweeping measure that would rewrite fairly large sections of family-related Illinois law. The … Continue reading

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