Yearly Archives: 2019

November 13, 2019

TODD GLASSMAN ACHIEVES CHILD REPRESENTATIVE/GUARDIAN AD LITEM DESIGNATION

Chicago, IL – Allen & Glassman, Chartered, is pleased to announce that Todd Glassman was recently approved as a Child Representative by the Cook County, Illinois Court System. Child Representatives and/or Guardians Ad Litem (GAL), are attorneys appointed to represent a minor child in a family law case as the eyes and ears of the court […]

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November 12, 2019

Preserving Your Assets: Patriots Rookie Joejuan Williams Setting A New Trend

We have all seen the horror stories of wealthy people, especially athletes, losing all of their earnings way too soon. Whether it be on bad investments, a “posse,” or over the top purchases like mansions and diamonds, it is certainly much easier to spend your wealth than to preserve it. When I heard about Patriots […]

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April 22, 2019

Betrayal Can Lead to an Ending or New Beginning

A common reason why relationships end is that one partner has cheated on the other. But once revealed, must the transgression lead to a divorce or can it lead to a new beginning? The short answer is, it depends. It depends on whether the cheater thinks he or she is in love with their paramour, […]

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April 21, 2019

Think Tank “Parenting Trends and Dynamics In and Out of Court from the Child Representative, Guardian ad Litem and Mediator Perspective”

Across the country, states are considering, and some have already passed laws to make 50/50 the gold standard that would presume equal parenting time is in the children’s best interest in all cases. Certainly, research shows children benefit when both parents play a part in their lives. However, the REAL issue is children’s rights, which […]

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February 22, 2019

New Illinois Law on Spousal Maintenance

The Illinois law related to spousal maintenance (formerly called alimony) changed on January 1, and here’s what it means for divorcing spouses. The Illinois courts now follow “guidelines” on spousal maintenance which will likely be more equitable for both spouses. The income threshold changed to a combined income of $500,000, up from $250,000. The wording […]

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February 15, 2019

Is Art Briles, Formerly of Baylor University, Worthy of a Second Chance?

Sports enthusiasts will recall the May 2016 Baylor University scandal and the removal of Art Briles, the winningest coach the program has had since the legendary Grant Teaff stepped down in the mid-90s. Baylor retained an outside law firm, Pepper Hamilton, to investigate the university’s response to the alleged misconduct within the athletic department. This […]

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Is Art Briles, Formerly of Baylor University, Worthy of a Second Chance?

Baylor retained an outside law firm, Pepper Hamilton, to investigate the university’s response to the alleged misconduct within the athletic department. This included, but was not limited to, allegations dating back to 2011 of violence against women by football players. The law firm concluded that Baylor staffers failed to adequately look into complaints against its […]

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