Gemma B. Allen selected as one of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s and Chicago Lawyer’s 2022
Children and Technology Think Tank.
Children and Technology – three noted child development experts discuss the most effective and fulfilling ways kids should view, use and engage in today’s seemingly all-encompassing “screen time” on computes, smart phones, tablets and TVs.
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, […]
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 […]
Better Beginnings, Fewer Endings Think Tank (TM)
“The spike in the use of alcoholism as a factor in family law cases, the predictable rise in marijuana usage and its growing acceptance, and what we do and do not know about vaping”
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 […]
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 […]
Even Alleged Assault Allegations Can Take a Bite Out of Career, Finances, Reputation
In every legal situation there are two sides. Not every accusation is true, and the job of the court system, with the help of good lawyers, to try to ascertain the truth and deliver justice. A case in point involves the rapper Bow Wow, who was recently arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery charges in […]
NFL’s First Female On-Field Official in Playoff Game Shows Gender Equality Has a Sporting Chance
It’s a start. For anyone watching the NFL playoffs this past weekend, Sarah Thomas’ accomplishment was the talk of the town. During Sunday’s Patriots-Chargers playoff game, Sarah Thomas again made history. This time she became the first female to officiate a playoff game by serving as a down judge in Sunday’s matchup. Sarah already has […]
McGregor and Khabib UFC Fight Taught Us a Lesson that Violence Has No Place in Sports
There is no doubt in my mind that the UFC is the sports entertainment of the future. In fact, it has already become the go-to combat sport of the present, with UFC 229 reportedly reaching 2 million pay per view buys. Dana White, the company’s president, believes the UFC could surpass the global popularity of […]