Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law

The authority on Illinois divorce law, cited consistently and extensively by Illinois courts.
Publisher: Matthew Bender

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Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law provides Illinois attorneys the "secret sauce" to better understand the complexities of divorce law. Written in an understandable, yet erudite manner, Gunnar Gitlin carries on the tradition of providing his professional brothers and sisters with a blueprint of understanding and implementing the law and all of its recent updates. We are all fortunate that GOD (Gitlin On Divorce) delivers to us this invaluable tablet. —Carlton R. Marcyan, Past Chairman and Managing Partner, Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, Chicago, IL

Gunnar Gitlin is the dean of practicing Illinois family law scholars. His Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Family Law, 4th Edition, is the must-have resource for family law attorneys in Illinois. The work gives the family law practitioner a massive strategic advantage. —Raiford D. Palmer, AAML, Shareholder, STGM, P.C., Chicago, IL

Gitlin on Divorce should be on every divorce lawyer's shelf. It is THE definitive reference and has provided me with guidance more times than I can remember. Gitlin on Divorce is well organized, and the newest rewrite has significantly improved an already-trustworthy collection of information. I quite honestly have come to rely on it more than any other source for both quick answers and more in-depth analysis. My original Gitlin on Divorce book is well worn and scarred. The electronic availability of the revised version (which continues to receive revisions), has improved my efficiency—allowing me to pass along a monetary benefit to my clients. Whether you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran of divorce law, you should not be without Gitlin on Divorce. It's that good! —Ross Schreiter, Martoccio & Martoccio, Hinsdale, IL

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Gitlin on Divorce is the authority on Illinois divorce law, cited consistently and extensively by Illinois courts. Mr. Gitlin, a full-time practicing lawyer, knows what lawyers are looking for: he stresses practical commentary and analysis in drawing on more than 30 years of experience. The most respected name in Illinois Family Law examines exhaustively each provision of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act in its conceptual framework and directs you to relevant case law interpreting the statute.

This conveniently organized 3-volume set focuses on the realities of family law practice in Illinois, delivering seasoned analysis in a uniform, from-the-trenches style. Attorneys can confidently turn to its comprehensive substantive coverage, procedural guidance, court-tested forms and charts, such as those disclosing patterns in spousal maintenance awards by Illinois courts.

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Table of Contents


Ch 1 Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDA)
Ch 1A Illinois Collaborative Process Act
Ch 2 Jurisdiction
Ch 3 Venue and Substitution of Judge
Ch 4 Parties and Intervention
Ch 5 Pleadings and Temporary Relief Generally
Ch 6 Grounds
Ch 7 Legal Separation
Ch 8 Property
Ch 9 Premarital Agreements
Ch 10 Child Support
Ch 11 Child Custody/Allocation of Parental Responsibility
Ch 12 Relocation of Children
Ch 13 Custody Proceedings by Nonparents


Ch 14 Visitation (Parenting Time)
Ch 15 Maintenance
Ch 16 Judgments of Dissolution of Marriage
Ch 16A Marital Settlement Agreements
Ch 16B Vacatur of Divorce Judgments
Ch 17 Modification of Judgments
Ch 18 Enforcement Proceedings
Ch 19 Attorney's Fees
Ch 20 Education of Child and Private Primary and Secondary Schools
Ch 21 Domestic Violence
Ch 22 Attorney-Client Relationship in Domestic Relations Proceedings


Appendix of Forms
Table of Cases