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Kane County Divorce Attorney Authors Maintenance (Alimony) Chapter in Illinois Family Law Book

Matthew G. Shaw was published in Strategies for Family Law in Illinois, outlining the alimony/maintenance review, including the new alimony laws coming into effect 1/1/15.

St. Charles lawyer Matthew Shaw

December 19, 2014

A St. Charles divorce law firm proudly announces that Matthew G. Shaw has authored a chapter in Strategies for Family Law in Illinois, by Aspatore, a Thomson Reuters Business. Shaw wrote the chapter entitled, Maintenance (Alimony) Review: Jurisdiction, Procedure, Statutory Standards, and Factors.

Shaw's contribution to the publication is especially timely and important as Illinois has passed new maintenance guidelines into law, which will take effect January 1, 2015. The new public act (P.A. 98-0961) drastically changes how spousal maintenance is determined for divorcing couples with a combined gross income less than $250,000. The new guidelines include a formula for calculating maintenance utilizing the gross income of the parties and the length of the marriage. Shaw recently presented at the 2014 David Peskind Memorial Family Law Seminar regarding maintenance/alimony and these new guidelines.

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer to Present at Kane County Family Law Seminar

Illinois divorce and family law attorney Matthew G. Shaw will be speaking at the Kane County Bar Association family law seminar on November 12, 2014.

Kane County attorney Matthew Shaw

November 12, 2014

Kane County divorce and family lawyer Matthew G. Shaw will be presenting at the 2014 David Peskind Memorial Family Law Seminar.

Effective January 1st, 2015, the state of Illinois will implementing new spousal maintenance guidelines. Attorney Shaw will speak about this timely topic entitled "The Ins and Outs of Reviewable Maintenance."

Attorney Shaw will present on jurisdictional requirements, the procedure, statutory standards, and factors that will determine whether a client receives, or pays as the case may be, more maintenance at the time of review. Although some of the analysis for determining maintenance has been obviated, the fact remains: most maintenance awards have been reviewable.

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