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May 3, 2021

Family Planning Protections and Coverage for LGBTQ and Single Parents

Illinois has made starting families much more accessible and affordable for LGBTQ couples and single individuals. State Representative Margaret Croke, D-Chicago, has recently introduced a bill […]
April 27, 2021

Amidst a Pandemic, the American Rescue Plan Makes Advance Payments to Families Who Need It Most

The COVID-19 pandemic is historic not only in and of itself, but also in the responses to it that it has elicited. Most salient among these […]
April 26, 2021

State of Illinois Clean Slate Program

In an effort to reduce debt burdens on Illinois citizens as well as encourage parents to make their child support payments, the State of Illinois has […]
March 24, 2021

Filing Taxes During a Divorce

Couples filing taxes in the midst of a divorce have a lot to consider, starting with establishing the correct filing status for both spouses. Choosing the […]
March 10, 2021

A Case Study on Orders of Protection: The Murder of Stacia Hollinshead

On March 23, 2019, Ulisses Medina Espinosa murdered his ex-wife, DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Stacia Hollinshead. Previously, Hollinshead had won sole custody of the couple’s […]
January 21, 2021
New Illinois Privacy Protections for Assault and Stalking Victims

New Illinois Privacy Protections for Assault and Stalking Victims

A law 20 years in the making took force with the new year. Illinois now provides privacy protections for individuals who have suffered sexual assault, domestic […]
January 18, 2021
A Curriculum on Consent: New Illinois Law Requires Age-Appropriate Education on Consent for 6th-12th Grade Students

A Curriculum on Consent: New Illinois Law Requires Age-Appropriate Education on Consent for 6th-12th Grade Students

Consent is the backbone of healthy relationships, no matter the length of the relationship. In Illinois, lawmakers sought to make this a foundational hallmark of sex […]
January 14, 2021
Discarding Your Deadname and Living as Your True Self

Discarding Your Deadname and Living as Your True Self

On December 1, 2020, film and Netflix star Elliot Page announced that he is transgender and debuted his new name.  Nearly immediately, various news outlets began […]
January 8, 2021

Mine or Ours? Inherited IRAs and Income

Family law usually is comprised of issues relating to child support, maintenance (spousal support), and other financial issues that the court hears and rules on. Of […]
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