Andrea Muchin was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in 1991. A graduate of both the University of Michigan and the Boston University School of Law, she is an active member of the family law sections of the Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations.
All families going through a divorce, particularly in the early stages, confront a myriad of emotions and concerns when it comes to dividing up time with the children during the holidays. For Jewish families in particular, the fall brings a host of holidays which need to be addressed. The major holidays, which the majority of […]
Illinois is one of only a few states where spousal support (commonly referred to as “maintenance”) statutorily terminates short of remarriage. Specifically, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act provides that one of the several factors which will justify a termination of maintenance is the cohabitation of the maintenance recipient with another person on […]
When working with a client going through the often difficult process of divorce, taking any mental health concerns into consideration is critically important, especially when the issues include custody and parenting time. Whether you represent the client who has always been the primary caretaker of the children, or the party who has not historically played […]
In the past 25 years, few areas of family law have changed more dramatically than those concerning grandparents’ rights in relation to grandchildren. Between 2005 and 2007, the Illinois Legislature passed a series of amendments to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act addressing grandparent visitation. In Flynn v. Henkel, 227 Ill.2d 176 (2007), […]
Early on in my relationship with new clients who are starting the divorce process, I often inquire whether or not they are seeing a therapist. If the answer is no, I regularly encourage my clients to consider meeting with a therapist. Generally speaking, I look at this as something positive I can do for someone […]