Monthly Archives: June 2019


Chicago Divorce Lawyers Tackle the Tax Law Changes in 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the first major change to the American tax system in 30 years: Child Tax Credit? Dependency exemptions? Dependent Care Credit? Head of Household? 529 Plans? Kiddie Tax? What does this mean for families in the realm of Chicago divorce?

*Changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC)
If you took […]

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Appellate Case Update May 2019: SSDI Benefit Payments in Chicago Divorce

On May 7, 2019 Justice O’Brien (with Justice Schmidt and McDade concurring) reversed a trial court decision pertaining to SSDI benefit payments. In the judgment for dissolution of marriage, the parties shared custody of their minor child. The Court was required to consider the SSDI benefit payment received by the child as income to […]

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Appellate Law Update for April 2019: Maintenance in Chicago Divorce

There are two recent cases that are to be noted in the Chicago divorce arena as it relates to maintenance, which is also known as alimony and spousal support.

On April 17, 2019 Justice O’Brien (with Lytton concurring and Schmidt dissenting) denied ex-husband’s petition to modify or terminate maintenance and granted ex-wife’s motion to modify maintenance. […]

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Chicago Divorce Attorneys that are in the know: The Collaborative Law Process

Collaborative law, also known as collaborative practice, divorce or family law, is a legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers and, on occasion, other family law related professionals in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to achieve a settlement that best […]

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