Laura Ashmore has been licensed and practicing since 1994. The last 20 years have been devoted to the practice of family law, currently at one of the Chicago area’s leading family law firms, Davis Friedman.

Undoubtedly you will meet with a client, or uninformed attorney, who is unknowingly using antiquated terms. They may tell you they want sole custody, and that they want to limit or restrict the other parent’s visitation. With amendments to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act effective January 1, 2016, we said goodbye to sole custody, joint custody, and visitation and ushered in the era of allocation of significant decision making responsibilities, and allocation of parenting time.

Now that these new laws, rules, and obligations regarding “Allocation” have become the standard in Illinois, Laura will guide you through the timeline and requirements of a child allocation matter from start to finish as she has discovered the one phrase guaranteed to bring a smile to any Judge’s face: “Your Honor, both parties have completed the parenting class and we have a fully executed Allocation Judgment for entry.”

This is a perfect update for any attorney interested in family law. Come join us and learn from an expert and long-time CVLS friend.


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