After years of deliberation, major changes may soon be positioning themselves into the legal landscape of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5). These changes were recently passed by the Illinois General Assembly. The new bill, referred to as SB 57, covers the following areas of Illinois divorce and family law:
- Elimination of grounds in divorce;
- Allocation of parental responsibilities;
- Parental relocation issues;
- Dissolution of marriage time limits;
- Continual maintenance and marital property distribution; and
- Changes to controversial “heart balm” actions.
Not only would these amendments bring changes to how Illinois family law attorneys approach the divorce process, but SB 57 would also amend such existing statutes as:
- Intergovernmental Missing Child Recovery Act of 1984;
- The Code of Criminal Procedure;
- The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act;
- The Probate Act; and
- The Illinois Domestic Violence Act.
Do These Changes Only Affect Illinois Couples Contemplating Divorce ?...