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Divorce Boot Camp

The 2015 Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act drastically changed the practice of family law in Illinois by updating concepts and terminology consistent with societal changes over recent decades. At IICLE’s 2017 “Divorce Boot Camp,” learn how to practically implement these numerous changes, as well as how the courts have interpreted the “new” statute. This comprehensive program is sure to provide attendees with all the information they need to take a divorce case from start to finish.
  • Product ID: P1029-17U
  • Original Program Date: 4/7/2017


Recorded: April 7, 2017

Moderators:  Gloria Block, Hoffenberg and Block LLC, Chicago
Anna Markley Bush, Bush and Heise, Barrington

First Steps – Getting Started – Initial Client Intake Tips & Next Steps – Petition, Answer and Other Common Pleadings
(1.5 Professional Responsibility)
Gain valuable information and tips on how to start your case with an effective initial consultation. Session will also cover red flags to watch for. Expedite your client’s case through the use of effective pleadings. Included in this session are samples for just about everything.
Anna Markley Bush, Bush and Heise, Barrington 

Child Support
Learn about the NEW Income Shares Statute and how it will affect your child support and maintenance allocations.                                    
Hon. Pamela E. Loza, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago

(.75 Professional Responsibility)
Learn how to talk to your client about and prepare an initial parenting proposal.  Know what language you should have in your parenting plans, and what you should avoid.  Get a sample parenting plan and visitation schedules, plus information on counseling your client for mandatory mediation.  We will also discuss final allocation judgements, as well as considerations concerning whether to ask for an evaluation and/or a child representative or guardian ad litem.
Gloria Block, Hoffenberg and Block LLC, Chicago 

Discovery Tool Box
(.50 Professional Responsibility)
Discovery is key to effective representation. Know what document production is now required at the initial stages of a case and know the evidentiary value of recorded conversations, text messages, Facebook, emails and other communications.
Candace WayneWayne and Jemilo, Chicago 

Learn how courts determine maintenance awards under the “new” IMDMA.
Candace L. Meyers, Boyle Feinberg, PC, Chicago

Post Decree
The case is not over once the Judgment is entered.  Know what steps to take to close your case, prepare for an appeal, and enforce or modify an order post-decree.
Susan S. Polachek, Polachek & Polachek, Barrington

Attorney Fees
(0.5 Professional Responsibility)
Family law is notorious for attracting problematic paying clients.  This session will cover the thorny issues of setting fees and practice tips for making sure you are getting paid.
Anthony F. Calzaretta, Calzaretta Law, P.C., Schaumburg 

Nuts and Bolts of a Judgment - Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements
(.75 Professional Responsibility)
In this session, find out what should be in a marital settlement agreement and receive drafting tips to make it effective.
Rebecca Zeilenga, Anderson & Associates, P.C., Schaumburg


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