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Month: August 2015

Child support modification for Illinois residents

On behalf of Janet Boyle of Boyle Feinberg Sharma posted in Child Support on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Child support laws can be confusing, and one of the most confusing parts of the laws is what state has jurisdiction over each case. This can become very confusing if either or both parents move from the…
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The division of property in a divorce

In several states, property division is based on community property rules. Under this principle, property obtained during the marriage is deemed to be owned jointly by the spouses, and thus during a divorce, these assets will be divided equally between the two parties unless they otherwise agree. While Illinois is not a community property state,…
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SCOTUS Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

By Madilyn Ellsworth of Boyle Feinberg Sharma posted in Family Law on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy delivered the opinion for the majority, holding that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license marriages…
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