Michael Rooney reviews significant developments in caselaw. Topics covered include professional conduct, mortgage foreclosure, dissolution of marriage, Illinois Land Trusts, Mechanics Liens, and Tenancy by Entirety. The written materials include two very important features. First, some cases include a PRACTICE POINTER (and sometimes more than one) to reinforce how the holding in the case affects the practice of law. Second, we have included sufficient blank space following each case so attendees can make notes in the written materials.
Delve into the most significant family law cases decided in 2020. Topics include child support; maintenance; allocation of the marital estate; attorney’s fees and costs; civil procedure issues, including venue and judgments; Orders of Protection; and more.
Being a “supportive” parent is merely a factor and is not determinative, in and of itself, of decision-making allocation when the gender or sexual identity of a child is an issue in the case. Keep sight of the big picture in parental responsibility disputes when a child is LGBTQIA+.
Learn about recent Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, with important insights for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys. The McAllister case and the amendment to Rule 23 are also discussed.