Bryan J. Wilson Discusses 2021 Child Tax Credit and Potential Post-COVID Issues in Chicago Lawyer

In the December 2021 edition of Chicago Lawyer, Bryan J. Wilson examined common parental disputes resulting from the pandemic and the disagreements likely to arise in a post-COVID world.

Throughout the article, “Family Matters,” Bryan emphasized mediation as an alternative to litigation to resolve issues between divorced parents during the pandemic and the importance of completing a cost-benefit analysis to determine which route to take.

Recounting key disagreements over the past year, including disputes about the 2021 Child Tax Credit and parenting schedules, he explained mediation may present the best outcome as there is little to no legislation concerning COVID-related family law issues.

Looking beyond the pandemic, Bryan predicted similar disputes will continue with respect to restructuring child support payments and maintenance. New lifestyles will also elicit additional disagreements.

“The hard part is going to be parenting schedules,” he said. “There is a lot more availability for people to now parent during the days, so many are going to have to reevaluate what parenting schedules look like.”

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An award-winning family law attorney, Bryan has an extensive history representing clients in issues, including but not limited to, divorce, complex financial matters, child custody and domestic violence.


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