The profound Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.” Many legal professionals are alarmingly unaware that sexual harassment continues to cause serious issues in courtrooms and courthouses. In fact, sexual harassment still affects attorneys at all levels, including judges and named partners. In 2020, many of us […]
As most couples begin to plan their weddings, they ought to consider if a Premarital Agreement if right for them. Each fiancé has an option to retain counsel to represent him/her in the preparation and execution of such an Agreement for many reasons. Both individuals and their respective attorneys work together on the drafting of
A Child Representative is an attorney who makes sure the best interests of your children are at the forefront of the case. They spend a great deal of time interviewing the parents, children, and any other people that have a close connection with the family. They may even visit the home of each parent an
Although there has is some ambiguity in the Statutes related to the role of a Guardian Ad Litem, the courts have found that they do have the right and duty to file pleadings to protect the interest of the child. The Guardian Ad Litem is frequently described as the “eyes and ears” of the Court.
When a divorce is taking place and there are children involved, child support is one of the major issues that will be addressed. In the past, income has been the primary consideration when calculating child support. However, on July 1, 2017, a massive change for calculating child support has taken effect. Last year, Public Act
In 2016, The Illinois General Assembly passed a revision of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. The new divorce law brought some minor changes, such as new terminology. It also brought about some of the biggest changes in decades and Illinois courts have been contending with those changes since. Lindsay Coleman of Coleman