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Illinois Practice of Family Law

This classic, written and revised by Muller Davis and Jody Meyer Yazici annually since 1994, is published in two volumes comprising 3,000 pages. Partner James L. Rubens joined this team in 2011 to co-author the 2013-14 edition of the most widely used text in the field by practitioners, judges, and law students in Illinois.

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Divorce Handbook

Written by James T. Friedman, now of counsel to Davis Friedman, this easy-to-use reference has sold more than 200,000 copies since it was first published in 1982.

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Nichols Illinois Civil Practice, Family Law Volume (Vol. 7, Revised 1999)

Davis Friedman partners Errol Zavett and Larry R. Kane served as consulting editors for the chapter on family law, which provides a modern and detailed treatment of current Illinois law including procedural coverage of the law relating to dissolution of marriage, legal separation, declaration of invalidity of marriage, child custody and enforcement of child support obligations, as well as orders of protection and related remedies.

April 2013, vol.
59. no. 9

The effect of in re: The Marriage of Earlywine on Section 5/501(c-1) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the Practice of Divorce Law

Article by Davis Friedman partner Heather M. Hurst about a landmark case before the Illinois Supreme Court

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Social Media in Divorce Proceedings

Article by Davis Friedman partner Pamela J. Hutul and Judge Michele Lowrance about an exponential increase in the amount of evidence collected from social networking opportunities in the past five years.

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July 2014, vol.
58. no. 1

In re Marriage of Mancine v. Gansner, In re the Parentage of Scarlett Z.-D. and the status of "equitable parents" and "equitable adoption" in Illinois

Article by Davis Friedman partner Heather M. Hurst exploring two cases issued from the Illinois Appellate Courts

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August 2014, Social Media Law & Policy Report, vol.
03 no. 33

Social Media Evidence in Divorce Proceedings

Article by Davis Friedman partner Pamela J. Hutul and Davis Friedman associate Ben Page offering a primer on the discovery and presentation of evidence from social media.

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Clinic for Sexual Health

Etablished by Davis Friedman partner Pamela J. Hutul and her husband Bill in partnership with NorthShore University HealthSystem's Division of Urology, the William D. and Pamela Hutul Ross Clinic for Sexual Health, provides within NorthShore's John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health a valuable programmatic resource for individuals experiencing sexual dysfunction.

Although sexual dysfunction negatively impacts quality-of-life, research has shown that even patients already seeking healthcare do not ask for help in regards to sexual issues for many reasons. The Hutul Ross Clinic provides an expert and caring venue for personalized counseling and treatment.

Clinic addresses concerns regarding sexual health associated with many diseases and disorders as well as with the aging process. To learn more, visit William D. and Pamela Hutul Ross Clinic for Sexual Health.

Other Helpful Books

Here is a short list of books that other Davis Friedman clients have found useful.
Constance Arhons, The Good Divorce, HarperPerennial, 1994

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Robert E. Emery, The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive, Viking Penguin, 2004

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Michele F. Lowrance, The Good Karma Divorce: Avoid Litigation, Turn Negative Emotions into Positive Actions, and Get On with the Rest of Your Life, HarperCollins, 2010

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JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce, Penguin Group, 2010

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Isolina Ricci, Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child, FIRESIDE Simon & Schuster, 2006

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Tamara Schmitz, Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce, Penguin Group, 2008

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Sue Talia, How to Avoid the Divorce from Hell, and Dance Together at Your Daughter's Wedding, Nexus Publishing Company, 2004

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Abigail Trafford, Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce & Building a New Life, HarperCollins, 1982

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Susan Weitzman, Not to People Like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages, Basic Books, 2001

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Violet Woodhouse, Divorce & Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce, NOLO, 2011

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