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Family Law (Illinois): Preliminary Considerations in Dissolution Actions 2015 Edition

Practical guide to the initial steps attorneys must take when representing a client in a dissolution action. Includes editable forms.
  • Product ID: 15FAMPRELIMU
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    • E-book


Dissolution of marriage is a defining event in anyone’s life, and representation in such matters can be complicated. This handbook will assist you in deciding whether to take a dissolution case, managing your clients and the opening steps efficiently, and dealing with the court in an effective and professional manner. Topics include pleadings under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, declaration of invalidity of marriage, divorce against the absent spouse, discovery, attorneys’ fees, client management, and practical and ethical considerations. Also included are forms, checklists, and sample language to guide you through the dissolution process.

Chapter 1 — Practical and Ethical Considerations
A. Lou Benassi, Benassi & Benassi, P.C., Peoria
A. Lou Benassi has been an author on Ch. 1, Practical and Ethical Considerations, since 1976.

Chapter 2 — Attorneys’ Fees
David C. Ainley, Katz & Stefani, LLC, and David P. Pasulka, Pasulka & Associates PC, Chicago

Chapter 3 — Pleadings Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act
llison A. Stein and Samantha L. Bell, Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP, Chicago

Chapter 4 — Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage
David P. Pasulka, Pasulka & Associates PC, Chicago

Chapter 5 — Divorce Against the Absent Spouse
Derek J. Bradford, Bradford & Gordon, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 6 — Discovery
David M. Stein, Jay D. Stein, Cynthia M. Baruck, and Katya C. Manak, Stein & Stein, Ltd., Chicago

Chapter 7 — Client Management and Education
Timothy M. Daw, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Wheaton & Lake Forest, and Karen Pinkert-Lieb, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Chicago & Wheaton



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