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CAN YOU SUE YOUR SPOUSE FOR A TORT, LIKE AN AUTO ACCIDENT?

Wife filed a complaint in Illinois against the husband for negligence.  It was the result of an automobile accident in Indiana.  Husband had lost control of the vehicle. He struck a concrete wall.  Wife had been injured. Husband filed a motion to dismiss.   He argued that Indiana’s statute on the transportation of guests prohibits interspousal [...]

MAINTENANCE DEDUCTION IS ELIMINATED IN 2019 BY THE NEW TAX LAW

How will the new tax law affect families, businesses, and individuals?  Changes have been made to the child tax credit, the standard deduction, individual and corporate tax rates, the mortgage interest, and property tax deductions. Now maintenance is tax includible. That means that the person who gets maintenance adds it to their gross come. Maintenance [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Spousal Maintainence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU POST ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE

  Husband posted comments on his Facebook page.  He stated that he had intentionally and secretly recorded a court hearing.  The recording was in violation of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 63(A)(8).   He encouraged other people with court cases to do the same. The court held a hearing regarding the secret recording.  Husband testified that he [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Family Law Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

YOU MEAN WE REALLY ARE NOT MARRIED AFTER ALL?

This situation can come up any number of ways. 1) Two people get married. They apply for a marriage license. They don’t get it signed and returned to the proper office. Proper signature and return are requirements to finalize the divorce. 2) Two people get married. The Judge had his license revoked. Nobody knew about [...]

Can an Illinois Judge award visitation of a pet in a divorce?

In a case in which the parties to a divorce can’t agree as to who gets to keep the pet(s), or whether the other person has a right to visitation,  the Court does have the authority to make a decision regarding pet possession (custody) and pet visitation. Recently the Illinois appellate court did consider the visitation [...]