By: Todd R. Warren The scope, extent and amount of a parent’s obligation to contribute to a child’s post-high school college education has long been a source of uncertainty and anxiety for families throughout the country. Over the course of the last 25 years, this anxiety has heightened exponentially for students and parents alike due…

19th Judicial Circuit Child Representative/Guardian Ad Litem Training College of Lake County – September 11-12, 2012 Differing Roles in Interview Process for Attorneys/Guardian Ad Litem/Child Representative Right to Communicate with 604(b) and/or 604.5 Experts Manner of Communication Discoverable Information *750 ILCS 5/506 *In Re Marriage of Bates, 212 ILL. 2d 489, 289 ILL.Dec. 218, 819…

Oral Presentation OBJECTIONS Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, 1990, defines “objection” as: The act of a party who objects to some matter or proceeding in the course of a trial, or an argument or reason urged by him in support of his contention that the matter or proceeding objected to is improper or illegal. Used…

What is the difference between the terms “Sole Custody” and “Joint Custody”? Education Medical Needs Religion Activities How can you determine if you are a candidate for Joint vs. Sole Custody?(See Exhibit “A”) What does the term “Primary Residential Parent” mean?(See Exhibit “B”) What are the differences between: Mediation Conciliation Arbitration What does an “Attorney…

10 THINGS TO REMEMBER: Draft Defensively Don’t be Married to the Form Talk to Opposing Counsel Before You Start Drafting Don’t A-S-S-U-M-E Anything Use Examples if Necessary Think Before You Draft Math is Important Too If You Need More Time, Take It Proofread Repeat Steps 1-10 Each Time HINTS & EXAMPLES: Draft Defensively Remember Your…

Your client walks into your office at the initial office consultation and proceeds to describe in great detail the lavish lifestyle that she, her husband, and the children have enjoyed for many years. She describes the large home in the suburbs, the expensive cars, the travel and the unlimited monthly spending. You inquire as to…

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