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ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT LAW APPLIES

  Parties to a civil union had been legally married in Canada in 2003.  One party filed for divorce later in Illinois. They now lived in Illinois.  The court ordered the dissolution of their civil union. There is no retroactive application of the Civil Union Act.  Before the Act, the divorce court would not be [...]

YOU CAN’T JUST AGREE TO ANYTHING YOU WANT WHEN IT COMES TO THE KIDS

The parties were getting divorced. They had a written Post Nuptial Agreement (PNA). This was an agreement that they made after they were married. The PNA gave the parties’ counselor the sole power to decide who would have custody of the children. The counselor determined whether a party had violated the agreement. If the party [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Custody|0 Comments

COURT DID NOT BELIEVE HUSBAND SIGNED UNDER PRESSURE

Divorce decree entered between husband and wife. The decree included the (postnuptial) agreement that the parties made when they were still married. Husband did not object to the divorce decree being finalized. 5 months later, Husband filed a motion to overturn the divorce decree. He argued that the postnuptial agreement was really unfair (unconscionable). The [...]