While most do so in the context of the IMDMA
, now that the Probate Act uses the same language courts have ample authority for their decisions.
25) Thus, the court calculates child support pursuant to section 505 of the IMDMA
(26) and determines maintenance after considering the factors of section 504 of the IMDMA
Although the IMDMA
and related statutes can be read in unison with the IDVA to protect the best interests of the child, putative fathers are nevertheless at a distinct disadvantage when seeking orders of protection on behalf of their children.
The Committee Comments to Rule 304(b) have been amended to ex plain that the term "custody judgment" is defined in the same way as the term is used in the IMDMA
section 610, 750 ILCS 5/610 or in the Parentage Act section 14, 750 ILCS 45/14.
the requisite judicial caution is now available under section 508(a) of the IMDMA
, found at 750 ILCS 5/508(a).
Gray acknowledges that the IMDMA
1) It amends the best-interest section of the IMDMA
to include as a factor the terms of a parent's military family-care plan that a parent must complete before deployment.
introduced new concepts of "equitable distribution," "marital property," and "non-marital" property.
For the several years immediately following the October 1977 passage of the IMDMA
, five of the so-called "shack up" cases made their way to the appellate courts.
8) Also, under the IMDMA
notice and a full hearing are required prior to giving a party exclusive use of the home.
26) Section 610 of the IMDMA
requires "that a change has occurred in the circumstances of the child or his custodian, or in the case of a joint custody arrangement that a change has occurred in the circumstances of the child or either or both parties having custody, and that the modification is necessary to serve the best interest of the child.
For many years, Illinois courts held that the same standing requirements apply for a nonparent bringing either a guardianship petition under the Probate Act or a custody petition under the IMDMA