In the recent 4th District Opinion of In Re Marriage of Theresa O’Hare and Ronald Stradt, the Court gave us some insight as to the definition of “minor modification” in Section 610.5(e)(ii) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”) which became effective January 1, 2016.
Published in Chicago Lawyer on May 1, 2017 by Daniel R. Stefani
For as long as I can remember, when it comes to custody issues in a divorce case, Cook County Local Rules have always required parties to mediate these issues. For almost 3 years now, Cook County Local Rules allow Courts to order litigants to mediation on financial issues. So far, it has been an effective way to resolve tough financial issues that would otherwise have gone to trial.