Learn how to navigate the confusion of maintenance modification and maintenance review proceedings. Case law between the appellate districts varies as to whether the guidelines apply to review or modification cases. Improve your skills from a discussion of how to best consider post-decree cases (and pre-decree drafting) of the enigmatic “rehabilitative” maintenance case.
The Illinois Child Support Guidelines provide that the court may “deviate” from the presumptive award “if the application would be inequitable, unjust, or inappropriate.” Review how the guidelines were developed, what are they based on and what “other factors” have courts considered that should not be overlooked. Focus will be on how to argue for deviations including in a high-income case, how to argue for private school and extracurricular activities, and medical and childcare expenses.