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Margaret Bennett Receives the Richard H. Teas Legislative Support Award

Bennett Law Firm is proud to announce that the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has presented Margaret Bennett with the prestigious Richard H. Teas Legislative Support Award at their 141st annual meeting in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Ms. Bennett has been acknowledged by the ISBA for her service in support of family law legislation in the Illinois General Assembly. She was instrumental in drafting the Parentage Act of 2015, and the newly enacted income shares child support legislation. She was a vital member of a team of attorneys drafting the child support legislation that becomes effective on July 1, 2017. Illinois now joins 39 other states that use this model to calculate child support. To learn more about the new method of calculating child support please see Ms. Bennett’s article in the Illinois State Bar Journal.

Margaret Bennett receives the Richard H. Teas award from Jim Covington