It is important that the court recognized that people can make agreements with their spouse after the wedding and rely upon them.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 11, 2011
Divorce attorney M. Scott Gordon was successful in a recent appeal before the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District. At trial, Mr. Gordon prevailed on the issue of whether a spouse could enforce an income tax provision of a pre-marital agreement after the couple had ignored the tax provision in the agreement for over 10 years.
After the trial, the other spouse filed an appeal. On June 27, 2011, the Illinois Appellate Court returned its verdict on appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook County (No. 07 D2 30411) upholding the decision by the Trial Court for Mr. Gordon's client. The court stated that the doctrine of "laches" prevented the spouse from attempting to enforce this provision of the agreement after the couple had voluntarily ignored the agreement for over 10 years.
When Chicago divorce attorney Gordon was asked about his successful defense of the Trial Court’s original decision, he stated, “It is important that the court recognized that people can make agreements with their spouse after the wedding and rely upon them.”
Mr. Gordon and his associates are Chicago family law advocates committed to providing quality services and resolving sensitive family issues.
About M. Scott Gordon & Associates
M. Scott Gordon & Associates focuses on the following areas of legal practice:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Other family law issues
They are skilled and experienced Chicago divorce attorneys who provide attentive, courteous, and professional services.
For more information about the firm, please visit our website, http://www.familylawadvocate.com/ or call 312-360-0250 or 847-329-0101. M. Scott Gordon & Associates has offices in Chicago and Skokie, Illinois.