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WHAT CONSTITUTES A COURT EMERGENCY DURING COVID-19?

Amid the recent COVID-19 outbreak, courts are taking special precautions to help flatten the curve of the disease’s spread. While frustrating for some, this course of action is necessary in the interest of public health. Although limited in scope, Illinois courts will continue to function during the shelter-at-home period. Most routine cases have been continued…

Alan Hoffenberg Interview on WBBM Chicago

Divorces On Hold During Pandemic, Chicago Attorney Says CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Some experts suggest the shelter-in-place order will lead to a spike in divorce filings, but one attorney says for now, everything is on hold. “Everybody is frozen. Our practice is slowed down. We normally get a lot of calls and we really haven’t gotten…

Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Quarantine

While the State of Illinois is under a mandatory “stay-at-home” Order due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus, the risk of experiencing abuse increases exponentially for victims of domestic violence.  Without the buffer of going to school, work, or any social activities, victims are literally trapped at home, 24/7, with their abusers.  Moreover, domestic violence does…

PARENT PLUS LOANS AND DIVORCE

Parent Plus Loans and Divorce

By: Joshua D. Block, Esq. for Hoffenberg & Block LLC Contentious litigation is, unfortunately, all too common in cases of divorce, especially when finances, children, or both, are involved. Specifically, one area often wrought with hostility is financing a child’s college education. With the steadily rising cost of college attendance, student loans have become an…