Author Archives: Carlton R. Marcyan

Carlton R. Marcyan

About Carlton R. Marcyan

A certified public accountant and certified financial planner, as well as an attorney, Mr. Marcyan has in-depth experience in financial discovery, analysis and litigation. Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto and Fleck LLP, he worked for one of the largest international accounting firms as well asthe Internal Revenue Service, and is an experienced trial lawyer.

Good News For Collaborative Process in Illinois

Effective July 1, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court, issued New Rule 294 that directly impacts lawyers practicing pursuant to the Collaborative Process Act (“The Act”) (750 ILCS 90/1 et.seq.). Specifically, this Rule provides that a lawyer who has served as a collaborative process lawyer pursuant to the Act is disqualified from appearing before any tribunal […]

Eavesdropping in Illinois No Longer a Crime? That is Correct, For the Time Being.

The Illinois Supreme Court just unanimously ruled the Illinois eavesdropping law unconstitutional. The law made it illegal to record any person, whether in public or private, unless they consented. Typically, the law was applied against citizens recording governmental officials; however, the issue of eavesdropping rears its head in divorce cases where frequently spouses investigate and […]

Tax Filing or Fooling: Review Your Spouse’s Tax Forms

Among the annual rites of spring is the filing of your income tax return. In the majority of households, that means one spouse will simply ask another to ”sign here,” and the other spouse never looks at any part of the return other than the signature line.  However, the fine print right above the signature […]

Collaborative Law Opens Doors To Families with Special Needs Children

A recent study by researcher Brian Freedman has debunked the myth showing parents with autistic children have a divorce rate of 80%. In fact, the study demonstrated: “There really weren’t any significant differences in terms of family structure when you consider children with autism and those without,” says study researcher Brian Freedman, PhD, clinical director […]