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  • Leading Lawyers Network: Women’s Edition — Ilene Goldstein

    Jul 5, 2009

    ILENE GOLDSTEIN: Providing Perspective to Divorce Clients BANNOCKBURN—Nine months pregnant on August 2, 1995, Ilene Beth Goldstein was involved in a complicated financial trial. Within 24 hours of delivering her closing argument on a case that was won, Goldstein gave birth to her son, Matthew. But Goldstein’s work ethic began blossoming long before that trial. Throughout high school and college, Goldstein worked at her dad’s business on the North Shore. She wasn’t interested in carrying on the...
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  • Leading Lawyers Network: Magazine — Women’s Edition

    Mar 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. Ilene B. Goldstein was recognized as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Illinois as published in Chicago Magazine. Ms. Goldstein...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions in Child Custody

    Sep 2, 2004

    What is the difference between the terms “Sole Custody” and “Joint Custody”? Education Medical Needs Religion Activities How can you determine if you are a candidate for Joint vs. Sole Custody?(See Exhibit “A”) What does the term “Primary Residential Parent” mean?(See Exhibit “B”) What are the differences between: Mediation Conciliation Arbitration What does an “Attorney for Child/Guardian Ad Litem/Child Representative” do?(See Exhibit “C” – Cite – Section 2.93 of IICLE 2003 Handbook) What are the...
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  • Draft Tips for Marital Settlement Agreements

    May 2, 2004

    10 Things to Remember: Draft Defensively Don’t be Married to the Form Talk to Opposing Counsel Before You Start Drafting Don’t A-S-S-U-M-E Anything Use Examples if Necessary Think Before You Draft Math is Important Too If You Need More Time, Take It Proofread Repeat Steps 1-10 Each Time Hints and Examples: 1. Draft Defensively Remember Your Audience (It is Not Just Your Client) Think of What Can Go Wrong Think About the Post-Decree Calendar Ambiguity...
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  • What Happens When the W-2 Form Doesn’t Fit?

    Sep 4, 2000

    Your client walks into your office at the initial office consultation and proceeds to describe in great detail the lavish lifestyle that she, her husband, and the children have enjoyed for many years. She describes the large home in the suburbs, the expensive cars, the travel and the unlimited monthly spending. You inquire as to how this wealth was amassed and the conversation slowly starts to deteriorate into conjecture and a shrug of the shoulders...
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