Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Governor signs new divorce law

Yesterday, July 21, 2015 Governor Rauner signed the new divorce law into effect. It is a huge change in family law - the likes of which  has not been seen in 45 years. Over the next several weeks I will continue to run articles on the new law and its likely effects on pending divorce cases and those to be filed. It is of note that the legislative notes indicate it will be effective January 1, 2016. However, some provisions could have different effective date. A careful analysis of the law will need to be made and there will be a substantial learning curve for lawyers and judges alike. Brace yourselves.

In the meantime, here is the text of Public Act 99-0090