Mervate Mohammad

January 4, 2017

The Brangelina Divorce: A Case Study Under Illinois Law

2016 was a year of harsh celebrity breakups, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and Drake and […]
December 22, 2016

Where should you file your divorce, custody or child support case?

Before filing your case, you must determine the correct state, county and courthouse to file with. Filing in the wrong courthouse, county or state may result […]
September 19, 2016

Child Expenses and Child Support: The Basics

Child Support and Contribution to Child Expenses is usually awarded to the parent who has custody (now known as “majority parenting time” and/or “residential custody”) in […]
September 12, 2016

Children of Divorce: When to Use a Child’s Representative or Guardian Ad Litem

Divorce can be especially complicated when the parties cannot agree on child custody, visitation, or children’s expenses. These disagreements can include school enrollment, college contributions, holiday […]
September 7, 2016

Uncontested Divorce: The Requirements and Different Types

Married couples who no longer wish to be married to each other, but have come to a basic agreement on how to divide all of the […]
August 11, 2016

The Difference Between a Prenuptial Agreement and a Postnuptial Agreement and Why You Should Have One.

Divorce proceedings can take years to finalize if the parties have a significant number of assets and/or they simply cannot agree on who is entitled to […]
February 23, 2016

Orders of Protection Pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986

Illinois lawmakers have recently amended the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 and increased the remedies and modified the categories for protected parties under the Act. […]
January 25, 2016

Illinois’ New Foster Children’s Bill of Rights Act

In 2016, Illinois enacted the Foster Children’s Bill of Rights Act, providing rights for children placed in the care of the Department of Children and Family […]
January 16, 2016

The Overhaul of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: Changes to Maintenance in 2016

Laws and processes are continuously changing and evolving to keep up with time and society, and the year 2016 is no different. Specifically, revisions to the […]