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

Illinois Supreme Court Will File Two New Civil Opinions on Thursday Morning

This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will file two opinions in civil cases on 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The upcoming opinions are...more

3/19/2013 - Equitable Adoption Fraudulent Inducement Inspector General Local Ordinance Subpoenas Testamentary Capacity Undue Influence Claims

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

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