Author Archives: Jay P. Dahlin

Jay P. Dahlin

About Jay P. Dahlin

Jay Dahlin is a partner with Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP whose practice concentrates on financially complex divorce matters and contested custody litigation. He has successfully tried numerous cases, winning custody and support for both fathers and mothers in Cook, Lake, DuPage and McHenry Counties.

On Property Rights for Same Sex Spouses

The past decade has seen tremendous progress in the battle for marriage equality.  State bans on same sex marriage are falling one after another, granting these families the legal recognition they were denied for too long. On June 1, 2011, the Civil Union Act became effective and Illinois not only began granting civil unions, but […]

Citizenship Registration for Foreign Born Children

American citizens often spend time overseas for job assignments, military deployments or sabbaticals.  On occasion, these extended stays will result in the birth of a child out of wedlock.  Where a child is born abroad and out of wedlock to a father who is a United States citizen, that child is a citizen of the […]

Practical Tips for Divorcing Parents: Set and Remember Goals

A divorce can be one of the most difficult ordeals individuals experience in their lives. A family is being torn in two. Parents are separated from their children. Financial stability is undermined. Unfettered access to money and family is replaced by state involvement and court orders mandating when individuals can see their children and what […]

Shared Parenting Time In Dual Income Families

As working parents’ roles in the lives of their children evolve with the demands of the modern economy, so too do their parental rights as divorced parents. Traditionally, a child’s custodial parent would be the primary residential parent and child support recipient and the non-custodial parent would pay child support and be granted “visitation.” Those […]

Practical Tips For Divorced Parents: Traveling With Children

Traveling with children is a rewarding, although often stressful, endeavor.  In today’s highly mobile society, families are scattered across the country, and interstate and international airline travel continues to increase in frequency for the ordinary family. Over the past decade, increased security and airline industry constrictions have made the logistics of travel increasingly difficult for […]