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Mental Health Law in the Divorce Process
Within many family law cases, the issue of mental health may try to weave its way into the case, however, the laws are woven tighter than many legal professionals may realize. Attorney Gwendolyn J. Sterk, Sterk Family Law Group, will discuss the protections and legal availability of mental health related matters within family law cases. What differences are there in the laws as written in The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act versus the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act? What protections may your client have? How can bringing up the issue of mental health potentially quash your strategy?
Gwendolyn J. Sterk has been practicing family law since 1989 and successfully started her own law firm, Sterk Family Law Group, P.C., in 2015. Gwendolyn and her team believe in a holistic approach to the practice of family law and strive to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and over-all well-being. Ms. Sterk and the Family Law team work hard to establish connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers, who the team regularly partners with to assist clients on a case by case basis. Sterk Family Law Group strives to provide clients with the tools they need to be empowered by their life changes, and be encouraged to move on with integrity and dignity.
THIS SESSION IS PART OF THE FALL EDUCATION CONFERENCE: All sessions will be hosted on IPA Connect. The cost of the Fall Education Conference (18 one-hour sessions in total) is $99 for members and $149 for prospective members. Prospective members who wish to join the IPA can do so and attend the Fall Education Conference at the discounted member rate.
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Questions? Contact IPA's Executive Director, Yvonne Kriss, at IPA@ipaonline.org.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM