Former Chicago Board of Trade Chairman Patrick Arbor changed the locks on his Water Tower Place condo the day his wife filed for divorce. It had nothing to do with the property itself, he told the court during divorce proceedings. Rather, it had to do with the fact that his then-wife had "looted" about $400,000 from his safe. His wife, Antoinette Vigilante, responded that he had not told her about the safe.
A 5-year-old boy born and raised in Illinois has been sent to Ireland to live there with his father. The international child custody fight has focused on the fact that, under Irish law, the child is a citizen of Ireland, despite, according to his mother, never having previously set foot on the Emerald Isle.
Should the illness of one or both parents seeking child custody be considered when determining the best of interest of the children involved? A recent case says the answer is yes.