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Family Law

Two Important Changes to Illinois Spousal Maintenance

Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. is pleased to announce the publication of her article co-authored with Christina Castrejon of Calamos Wealth Management, “Two Important Changes to Illinois Spousal Maintenance,” in the May-June, 2018 issue of Chicago Woman Magazine. (You can also view the article by clicking here.) ... Read more

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Illinois Divorce and Family Law Matters

Jennifer Lavin is featured in her recent January 25, 2018 article regarding divorce and family law mediation and the collaborative divorce process, “There Must Be a Better Way!”:  Alternative Dispute Resolution in Illinois Divorce and Family Law Matters. ... Read more

Illinois Collaborative Process Act Takes Effect in Illinois

On January 1, 2018, the Illinois Collaborative Process Act became effective Illinois law, which recognizes both the viability and the validity of the collaborative divorce and family law process practiced in Illinois for over fifteen years and includes Illinois among the current number of sixteen states, along with the District of Columbia, to codify the collaborative process. The full text of the legislation may be found here: Contact Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. at (312) 919-8857 for a complimentary consultation to discuss your options, including ... Read more

Jennifer Lavin May 2, 2017 Chicago-Kent College of Law Presentation on Achieving Work/Life Balance

By Dawn Young, Chicago-Kent College of Law Director of Institutional Projects When running your own practice, you may feel as though the business has become your life. Practicing law can be stressful, and it is especially so when you may be handling all the other aspects of running the firm. You may find it challenging to “check out” of your law practice to “check in” to friends and family. You may feel like it’s difficult to take a break (even on weekends) when you are the only one running your practice. But, bala... Read more