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  • Personal Injury And Divorce: The History, Analysis And Evolution Of The Standard To Be Applied In Illinois

    Dec 14, 2018

    Divorce and personal injury, while separate and distinct areas of the law, share many common traits: They often come unexpectedly and without warning; They have direct consequences to each spouse; They usually find each spouse unprepared on how to deal with the fallout; The timing of one can often cause the other; and They almost invariably result in the hiring of attorneys. Illinois Courts have long struggled in determining which area of the law takes...
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  • Ilene B. Goldstein featured in Crain’s Magazine Roundtable Discussion

    Sep 26, 2018

    How would you describe the overall impact of the tax reform on divorce? Ilene B. Goldstein: What’s the new process for calculating maintenance for those subject to Illinois guideline rules? IBG: What effect does it have on dependency exemptions and the child tax credit? IBG: What aspects of the new tax reform especially affect high-net-worth individuals going through a divorce? IBG:  How do you and your colleagues work with your divorce clients’ other advisors? IBG:...
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  • Todd R. Warren featured in Crain’s Magazine Roundtable Discussion

    Aug 27, 2018

    What are some current trends you’re seeing in family law? Todd Warren: While the intent may be to shorten the length and costs of the divorce, the end result often overlooks the standards of living and history of the particular family in question, often to the detriment of one or both parents, and their children. Divorce is not an exact science. Formulas have their place in divorce, but shouldn’t be the sole consideration in trying...
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  • Section 513 and College – Changes in the Statute and How it Impacts the Students, Parents, Lawyers, and Courts

    Dec 29, 2015

    The scope, extent and amount of a parent’s obligation to contribute to a child’s post-high school college education has long been a source of uncertainty and anxiety for families throughout the country. Over the course of the last 25 years, this anxiety has heightened exponentially for students and parents alike due in large part to: a. The soaring costs of college tuition; b. The soaring costs of ACT and SAT tutoring, college preparation courses and...
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  • Leading Lawyers Network: 2014 — Women’s Edition

    Mar 20, 2014

    Creative and Thoughtful Problem Solving: A Reputation for Excellence Representing Family Law Clients in Lake and Cook Counties The principals have all earned the honors of being selected by their peers as Leading Lawyers, Illinois Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers of America. Ilene B. Goldstein was recognized as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Illinois as previously published in Chicago Magazine. Ms. Goldstein also received an AV rating from Martindale- Hubbell, a testament...
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  • Interviewing the Expert Witness in Child Custody Cases

    Sep 11, 2012

    19th Judicial Circuit Child Representative/Guardian Ad Litem Training College of Lake County – September 11-12, 2012 Differing Roles in Interview Process for Attorneys/Guardian Ad Litem/Child Representative*750 ILCS 5/506*In Re Marriage of Bates, 212 ILL. 2d 489, 289 ILL.Dec. 218, 819 N.E. 2d 714 (2004)*In Re Marriage of Kostusik, 361 ILL.App.3d 103, 296 ILL.Dec. 732, 836 N.E 2d 147 (1st Dist., 2005) Right to Communicate with 604(b) and/or 604.5 Experts Manner of Communication Discoverable Information Who...
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  • Leading Lawyers Network: 2012

    Mar 20, 2012

    Creative and Thoughtful Problem Solving: A reputation for excellence representing Family Law clients in Lake and Cook Counties. The attorneys at Katz, Goldstein & Warren have been recognized as leaders in the field of family law. The principals have all earned the honors of being selected by their peers as both Leading Lawyers and as Illinois Super Lawyers. Stephen H. Katz and Todd R. Warren have received the distinction of being listed in The firm...
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  • Raising Proper Evidentiary Objections

    Feb 8, 2011

    Objections Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, 1990, defines “objection” as: The act of a party who objects to some matter or proceeding in the course of a trial, or an argument or reason urged by him in support of his contention that the matter or proceeding objected to is improper or illegal. Used to call the court’s attention to improper evidence or procedure. Such objections in open court are important so that such will appear...
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  • Leading Lawyers Network: 2010

    Sep 5, 2010

    Creative and Thoughtful Problem Solving: Reputation for Excellence Representing Family Law Clients in Lake and Cook Counties. The attorneys at Katz, Goldstein and Warren have been recognized as leaders in the field of family law. The principals have all earned the honors of being selected by their peers as both Leading Lawyers and as Illinois Super Lawyers. Ilene B. Goldstein was recognized as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Illinois as published in...
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  • Leading Lawyers Network: November 2009

    Nov 2, 2009

    A Reputation for Excellence Representing Family Law Clients in Lake and Cook Counties The attorneys at Katz, Goldstein and Warren have been recognized as leaders in the field of family law. The principals have all earned the honors of being selected by their peers as both Leading Lawyers and as Illinois Super Lawyers. Stephen H. Katz has received the distinction of being listed in Best Lawyers in America. Ilene B. Goldstein was recognized as one...
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