Category: Family Law


Post-Decree FAQ

Post-decree proceedings can occur after a divorce, dissolution of marriage, judgement of paternity, or legal separation have taken place. Typically, these proceedings modify aspects of a divorce decree, such as property allocation, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities, spousal maintenance, … Continue reading

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Parental Custody and School Decisions

Although many people still talk about custody in the wake of divorce, Illinois no longer uses the term. The Court usually decides who gets parental responsibilities when married parents divorce; if the parents were never married, this is decided when … Continue reading

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What is a No-Fault Divorce in Illinois?

Illinois has allowed no-fault divorces as part of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) for some time, but revisions to the IMDMA in 2016 turned Illinois into a pure no-fault state. This means that alleged causes for … Continue reading

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Lauren E. Chibe, Associate

Lauren E. Chibe is an associate at Conniff Law Offices. She has successfully represented clients on a wide range of divorce, paternity and other family law matters including custody and visitation disputes, child support, maintenance, property division and extensive asset … Continue reading

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James T. Keleher named Partner at Conniff Law Offices

Conniff Law Offices is proud to announce that James T. Keleher has become the firm’s newest partner. After working for ten years at Conniff Law Offices, this latest accomplishment for Mr. Keleher is a reflection of his continued hard work … Continue reading

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Do New Spouses Have An Obligation To Contribute To College Expenses?

Clients often ask if their new husband’s or wife’s income will be considered when determining that parent’s contribution to his or her child’s college expenses?  After all, the new spouse is unrelated to the client’s child and has never committed … Continue reading

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Gifts And The Division Of Property

Gifts, Divorce, and The Division of Property in Illinois Our clients frequently ask us how their property will be divided in their divorce. People grow attached to certain possessions and worry that splitting with their spouse will force them to … Continue reading

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