1. What is the controlling statutory law?
What is the seminal case addressing the issue of removal?
How does that case affect the analysis of a relocation case?
How have other courts interpreted that case?
How has the case law evolved since that case was decided? How has it evolved with the revisions to the IMDMA? Are there any conflicts in the case law of the various Illinois Appellate Districts regarding
what the importance of each factor or how each factor should be applied to varying facts?
2. What is the controlling statutory law?
What is the definition of dissipation?
How, if at all, has the definition or application of dissipation
changed over time (i.e., with the revision of the IMDMA)?
What are some examples of what courts consider to be dissipation?
What is the effect of dissipation in an overall dissolution case?
Are there any conflicts in the case law of the various Illinois Appellate Districts regarding what does and does not constitute dissipation?
3. Grandparent visitation: What is the controlling statutory law?
What are the most important cases that have been decided on the issue?
How has Illinois law evolved based on the court decisions that have been made and the recent revision of the IMDMA?
What is the current status of a grandparent’s right to visitation?
4. Embryos: What is the current law regarding possession/ownership/custody of embryos that are preserved during a marriage? Who gets them upon divorce?
Is it a custody issue or a property issue? What factors have to be considered?
5. Anonymous sperm donors: What is the current law regarding the ability to seek child support from an anonymous sperm donor? About the rights of an anonymous sperm donor to pursue paternity, custody, visitation, or other rights with regard to a child born from such a donation?
What other issues have been raised with the courts dealing with anonymous sperm donation, and how have the courts decided those issues?