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December 2017 Archives

Long and winding road to Goesel and family law disgorgement

On Nov. 30, the Illinois Supreme Court, in In re Marriage of Christine Goesel and Andrew Goesel, 2017 IL 122046 (2017), held that earned attorney fees — as in fees received for actual services rendered — are not “available” for turnover, or disgorgement, pursuant to a petition for interim attorney fees brought under Section 5/501(c-1) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and, thus, resolving a contentious split in the circuits.

On prenuptial and postnupital agreements

Any couple that has decided to walk down the aisle should, at the very least, have a discussion about a prenuptial agreement. The reasons for this are twofold. First, just having the discussion -- even if you decide against signing a prenuptial agreement -- can help you and your spouse figure out potential financial stumbling blocks involved in your soon-to-be marriage. Second, and maybe more importantly, a prenuptial agreement can do wonders for your marriage and, if it goes that way, your divorce.

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