Elizabeth Lazzara Presenting at the "Advanced Issues in Assignment of Parental Responsibilities and Support in Divorce" Seminar on March 15, 2017


On March 15, 2017, Aronberg Goldgehn member Elizabeth Olen Lazzara will present “Initiating the Child Support Case” and “Modifying and Enforcing Child Support Decrees” at the National Business Institute’s “Advanced Issues in Assignment of Parental Responsibilities and Support in Divorce” seminar.

The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Naperville at Illinois Business & Industry Services, 1100 East Warrenville Road, Suite 150.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Elizabeth’s presentation, “Initiating the Child Support Case,” will cover the following topics:

  • Update on Governing Laws, Regulations, Court Cases
  • Setting Child Support
  • Major Jurisdictional Issues Involved in Support Disputes

From 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Elizabeth’s presentation, “Modifying and Enforcing Child Support Decrees,” will cover the following topics:

  • Support Order Modification Step-by-Step
  • Timing Considerations and Deadlines
  • County-Specific Procedural Tips
  • Proving the Change in Financial Situation of a Parent
  • Enforcement of Support Orders
  • The Role of Bankruptcy in Support Disputes

NBI’s “Advanced Issues in Assignment of Parental Responsibilities and Support in Divorce” seminar will also include the following presentations:

  • Child Evaluations in Assignment of Parental Responsibilities and Support
  • Parenting Plans in Detail
  • Modifying and Defending Placement Orders During and After the Divorce
  • Miscellaneous Issues in Custody and Support

From 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hon. Dominique C. Ross will wrap up the seminar with “A Judge's View on Assignment of Parental Responsibilities and Support Modification - Q&A”

CLE Credit

IL CLE – 6.0

This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of CLE credit.

Who Should Attend?

This advanced level seminar will focus on complex issues in the assignment of parental responsibilities and support and will benefit:

  • Attorneys
  • Family Mediators
  • Paralegals
  • Guardians Ad Litem
  • Child and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

For additional information and to register, please CLICK HERE.

About Elizabeth Olen Lazzara

Elizabeth Lazzara has 24 years of extensive experience representing clients in all financial phases of divorce or family law conflict, including, but not limited to: antenuptial (prenuptial) and postnuptial agreements; trial practice and procedure; child support and maintenance; property distributions; valuations of closely held corporations, limited partnerships, retirement funds, commercial and residential real estate holdings and employee stock options; and tax analysis of complex income scenarios. She works closely with accountants and valuation experts to determine non-marital and marital values of assets.

Elizabeth also devotes a substantial portion of her time representing clients on children’s issues involving contested and uncontested child custody, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, liberal and supervised visitation, relocation, termination of parental rights, and issues of physical, sexual and/or substance abuse. In this capacity, she works closely with court appointed psychiatrists and child psychologists on custody evaluations in both mediated and litigated settings.

In May 2014, she completed the Divorce Mediation Skills Training course at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. Today she uses these skills to assist clients in reaching reasonable, creative and cost-effective solutions that are right for their family. Elizabeth is on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division’s list of Court-Certified Mediators, and is certified to mediate Discretionary (financially related issues) and Mandatory (custody related issues) mediation cases.

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