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April 6, 2017

Is a Stepparent Adoption a Possibility for Your Family?

Adoption



Many times when a blended family forms, stepparents wish to adopt stepchildren in order to legally reflect the relationships that have formed. When a stepparent adopts a child it means that the stepparent is awarded the legal responsibility to support and care for the child. Requirements for Stepparent Adoptions There are a number of requirements that must […]

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October 14, 2016

Protecting Your Assets in a Domestic Partnership

Civil Unions



Relationships are complicated. Even marriages entered into in good faith can face difficulties down the line and can have very messy endings. There can be long, complicated, contentious and drawn out proceedings when it comes to the split and who gets what. Personal property, major decision-making powers, and control over assets, children, and financial support […]

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October 7, 2016

llinois Parenting Plan Basics

Child Custody



When parents in Illinois file for divorce, they must determine and legally document how decisions will be made about the child’s life and future, and how much time each parent will spend with the child (and when). This is done through something known as a parenting plan. The following can help you understand the basics […]

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