Graduation Requirements for Students during COVID-19

Governor J.B. Pritzker updated the School Code by Executive Order on April 24, 2020, modifying, in part, the requirements for High School Graduation. This is not a substitute for legal advice. This is legal information. This does not create an attorney-client relationship. The relevant sections include: Section 8. The following provisions of the Illinois School Code, 105 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq., requiring certain assessments and courses for twelfth grade students, are suspended: 105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-5(c)

Modify Child Support during COVID-19 Crisis

In the best of times, the Court systems are complicated and getting any progress in your case can feel frustrating.  During this COVID-19 Crisis the Court systems have changed and are even more difficult to navigate.  This post is meant to help guide you through filing a motion during this time: This is not a substitute for legal advice. This is legal information. This does not create an attorney-client relationship. Review your COUNTY information and

Administrative Court Orders

This information is only updated periodically and may not contain information for your county. This information is updated as of April 26, 2020 at 3:10pm. For all counties check HERE Cook County Court – Closed through May 18 (online access) DuPage County Court – Closed through May 15 (online access) Kendall County Court – Closed through June 2 (online access) Lake County Court – Closed through May 15 (online access) Will County Court – Closed

IEPs vs 504: What’s the Difference?

If you have a student, then you already know that there are a lot of important academic decisions that must be made, like which classes to take, which extra-curricular activities to join, and, if your student has a disability or special needs, you may be wondering which specialized education plan is right for them. When working with a school to create a special education plan, there are two documents you can choose from: an IEP

Pitfalls in Filing for Divorce

There are many nuances in any court case.  A divorce is no different and I have recently run into a few pitfalls from clients who begin their case on their own (aka “Pro Se”).  Check out the following for a short list of some major pitfalls so you can learn from those who filed before you! This is not a substitute for legal advice. This is legal information. This does not create an attorney-client relationship.