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Same-sex marriage, cohabitants' legal rights, and new spousal maintenance guidelines: these are just three of the major changes which have recently taken place in Illinois family law. Strategies for Family Law in Illinois provides tools and strategies for handling this changing legal area, as expert lawyers address issues from working with court officers to valuing joint assets.
Demographics shift as different kinds of people get married and divorced more frequently, families have a wider variety of structures than they did in the past, and scientific breakthroughs make in vitro fertilization and paternity testing more available than ever before. Lawyers handling family law cases in Illinois must keep up-to-date if they're to do the best job by their clients – and often by their clients' children. This book discusses the changing framework of family law as it stands now, and also addresses trends and likely developments for the future. Illinois lawyers handling domestic cases will find a great deal of valuable information in this book from seasoned practitioners in the field.