Attorney Gwendolyn J. Sterk will speak on the interrelation of Family Law maters and Mental Health Providers. Ms. Sterk will divide her time to speak to issues relating to the differences between the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), how child related matters can affect your client(s) and how support/financial issues, including dissipation, come into play. As a mental health provider, you may be familiar with the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. This act provides legal provisions for individuals with mental health diagnosis’s and/or who have a disability. In Illinois, there are statutes within this Act which don’t always align with other Acts, including the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Ms. Sterk will highlight some of these differences and your responsibility as a provider facing these situations.