Tag Archives: Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act

Argument Report: The Constitutional Implications of Advance Payment Retainers and Divorce Claw-Back

Earlier this week, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Earlywine v. Earlywine. In a fascinating, albeit one-sided argument (there was no appearance for the appellee), the Justices actively debated a wide variety of issues, including the "leveling the playing field" policy in the disgorgement provisions of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act … Continue Reading

Illinois Supreme Court Facilitates Custody Settlements

Resolution of child custody issues — and particularly, the issue of removing the children from the jurisdiction — is often one of the most contentious points in a divorce proceeding. On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down a decision in In re Marriage of Coulter which should make it easier for parties to resolve such … Continue Reading