Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Sedgwick LLP

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Illinois Supreme Court Holds Doctrine of Equitable Adoption Doesn’t Apply to Parentage Proceedings

Two years ago, the Illinois Supreme Court recognized the doctrine of equitable adoption in the context of an estate proceeding. In In re Parentage of Scarlet Z.-D., the Court was presented with the question of whether the...more

4/4/2015 - Adoption Child Custody Equitable Adoption Standing

Argument Report: Can Lack of Testamentary Capacity Be Proven From the Will Alone?

A relatively quiet Illinois Supreme Court gave little indication of its leanings last week during oral argument in DeHart v. DeHart....more

1/28/2013 - Adoption Equitable Adoption Testamentary Capacity Wills

Illinois Supreme Court Will Hear Five Civil Cases During January Term

The Illinois Supreme Court has posted its docket for the impending January term, and the Court will hear argument in five civil cases. ...more

1/5/2013 - Adoption Foreign-Made Goods Jurisdiction Malicious Prosecution

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