The Residential Parent (who for the pure sake of ease in writing we will call Mom), thinks that she has won something and the Alternate Residential Parent (who for the pure sake of ease in writing we will call Dad) thinks that he has lost something. Unfortunately both are wrong and their personal view is faulty. The children did not cause the divorce, you did. The children should have a reasonable expectation that, except for visitation and overnights with Dad they really “should” continue on as they would have if both parents were living together and giving the children the support and nurturing they deserve. First, permit me a word about “JOINT CUSTODY” and “SOLE CUSTODY”: CUSTODY either sole or joint has been around informally since the time married people began to separate and eventually get divorced. Some years ago, Judges and the Legislature with help from the Bar Association, decided that the whole concept of winner/loser was creating too many problems so that the label “Joint” came into being. Joint Custody is the product of a “Joint Custody Agreement” or “Order of Joint Custody” A look at our statute is helpful: THE ILLINOIS MARRIAGE & DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE ACT which we will refer to as simply IMDMA (750 ILCS 5/ 1 et seq, which is the citation to the statutes) provides in Section 602.1 (b) the following:
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related disputes, such as:
Spousal Support and Maintenance
Children’s Issues–Child Custody and Visitation Area
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Arnold D Goldstein
My Practice Concentration: Family Law
Family Law is the polite term for being a “Divorce Lawyer” and includes everything from
Paternity & Divorce (politely know as Dissolution of Marriage) and the issues of custody,
visitation, maintenance (another polite term for “alimony”), property division (Marital & Non
Marital Property) Post Judgment: modification and enforcement, college and extraordinary
expenses, allocation and collection and obtaining child support, maintenance (alimony) &
reimbursement of expenses; contempt and defense of contempt; change of custody; expanding or
decreasing visitation; removal (the ability to move the child and custodial parent out of state).
My Personal Philosophy of Practice
As a famous man once said “I can only serve one master”, I believe that the lawyer’s role is not
just to advise but to “advocate”; being an aggressive advocate is the most important thing that
your lawyer can do. For this reason, I insist on getting to know my potential client before I can
accept employment. The Judge, Opposing Attorney, and Opposing Client are not “my clients”.
My goal is to advocate for my client’s position (and not try to be everyone’s “best friend”)
Although it may seem obvious, it’s worth saying: “When experience counts, count on me”.
I have been in private practice for the past 40 plus years. In the first 20 years there was extensive
experience in the areas of General Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Probate, Federal & State
Taxation, Corporate, Partnership, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, and General Practice. All this
occurred before my practice began a concentration in the Family Law Litigation Issues. As a
result of my back ground and experience, I have developed skills in accounting & legal areas that
are involved in every divorce and family law case. There are few cases where the assets or
liabilities are not affected by laws relating to real estate, estate planning, business (corporate &
partnership) and taxation. Experiences in these areas are a definite asset in my practice.
High School: South Shore High School, Chicago, Illinois graduate 1956
College: A.B. 1960 University of Illinois
Law School: J.D. 1963 Northwestern University Law School
Other: C.P.A. 1963 University of Illinois
Professional: M.B.A. 1963 Roosevelt University
Graduate Work: (While in Practice as a Private Attorney)
John Marshall Law School: Graduate Courses, 30 hours Law & Taxation Issues 1965-1970′s
Lawyer’s Institute IIT College: 30 hours Law & Taxation Issues 1975-1980′s
Admitted to Illinois Bar – 1963
Admitted to Northern District of Illinois Bar – 1963
Admitted to District Court Trial Attorney – 1963
Goldstein Law Offices
600 Central Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
Call Us Today: 847-926-0300
Serving Lake and Cook County for over 40 years