Jay Dahlin is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully handled numerous financial and custodial cases throughout northern Illinois’ domestic relations courts.
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Divorce and child custody laws encourage the close and continuing contact of both parents with their minor children after the entry of a divorce judgment. How can that presumption be overcome? In what circumstances do courts find it to be in the children’s best interests to relocate with one parent out of state, and as a result leave the other parent behind? This presentation will examine the important considerations in building a successful relocation case, and how litigants and their attorneys can best prepare for this extremely contentious zero-sum litigation.
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Date / Time: June 14, 2023
Jay Dahlin | Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck LLP
Jay Dahlin is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully handled numerous financial and custodial cases throughout northern Illinois’ domestic relations courts. On several occasions, Jay has received trial verdicts in favor of business owners, executives and their spouses, as well as successfully securing custody for both fathers and mothers.
Jay also specializes in international family law litigation. He has successfully litigated cases involving multi-jurisdictional and international support and custody disputes, property division, business valuations, child recovery and removal, and enforcement issues. He has litigated and consulted on matters involving parties’ interests in India, Mexico, Israel, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, and Bulgaria just to name a few. He is a member of the American Society of International Law and is a speaker and author on issues relating to the application of international treaties to domestic relations cases.
The legal community has recognized Jay as an effective advocate for his clients. In 2008, the Law Bulletin Publishing Company named him one of Illinois’ “40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch.” Since 2009, he has been recognized by Super Lawyers. Since 2012, Jay has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer.” And since 2014 he has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America.
Jay earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois. He is also a graduate of the American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute. Jay joined Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in 2003 after clerking for the United States Attorney and the Illinois Attorney General and working for a large international litigation firm. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the DePaul University College of Law. An avid philanthropist, Jay has served on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Jay is on Cook County’s approved list of attorneys who may represent minor children as a Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for Minor Child/Child Representative in the Domestic Relations Division.
I. The key roles of remarriage and employment in relocation cases | 11:00am – 11:20am
II. Forgiveness vs. Permission: when parents move before seeking relocation | 11:20am – 11:40am
III. Education and a child’s bests interests | 11:40am – 12:00pm
Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm
IV. What is a workable interstate parenting plan? | 12:10pm – 12:40pm