Tag Archives: Doctrine of Election

Argument Report: When Is the Property Valued in a Divorce Settlement?

Our reports on the oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court’s September term continue with Mathis v. Mathis. Mathis presents a question which frequently arises in divorce proceedings: when a significant period passes between the divorce and the property settlement, what is the date on which the property is valued? For the first time in the term, … Continue Reading

What Not to Do When You’re Challenging a Trust

Our preview of the September term of the Illinois Supreme Court continues with In re Estate of Boyar [pdf]. So you’ve decided there was something not quite right about a parent’s will. Can you take the money and then file a will challenge? The answer nearly everywhere is thoroughly settled: No. But what if Dad had a … Continue Reading