Practical handbook for attorneys representing clients in a dissolution of marriage action.
This handbook guides the practitioner representing a client in a dissolution of marriage action before the courts. It offers direction from filing pre-trial motions to the post-trial appeals process and everything in between. The topics covered include trial practice considerations, including declarations of invalidity of marriage, temporary orders, contested trials, and evidentiary considerations; obtaining orders of protection; enforcement of judgments; and postjudgment proceedings. The handbook is also full of hands-on materials for the attorney’s use in practice such as pattern questions for a variety of situations, a model script for presenting testimony, and many forms, including a Separation Agreement, Petition for Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction, and Affidavit in Support of Petition for Order or Protection.
Chapter 1 — Motion Practice Before Trial
Moria A. Bernstein,Law Offices of Moria Bernstein, Chicago
Chapter 2 — Trial Practice Considerations
Donald C. Schiller and Anita M. Ventrelli, Schiller DuCanto and Fleck LLP, Chicago
Chapter 3 — Obtaining Orders of Protection
Marie K. Sarantakis,Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd., Oak Brook
Chapter 4 — Enforcement of Judgment
David P. Pasulka,David P Pasulka & Associates PC, Chicago
Chapter 5 — Postjudgment Proceedings
Laura I. Baldwin and Sean M. McCumber, Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C., Naperville
Chapter 6 — Appeals
Linda S. Kagan,Linda S. Kagan, Attorney at Law, and Benton H. Page and Howard A. London, Beermann, LLP,Chicago