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February 27, 2017

Fathers Seek Changes in Child Custody Laws

Child Custody



A group of fathers has banded together to lobby for child custody law changes. The group, called Dads Can Too, believe that joint custody should be the starting point for all custody hearings in Illinois. The fathers in the group have struggled — in some cases for over a decade — to see their children more often […]

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February 20, 2017

Avoiding an Acrimonious Custody Battle

Child Custody



The unfortunate reality across the country is that couples continue to end their marriages. Divorce is a major decision that requires careful thought and consideration. There are several layers to address, including financial and property assets. But one of the biggest issues couples face are the arrangements to be put in place for any children of […]

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January 17, 2017

What to Do If Your Child Refuses to Follow a Custody Order

Child Custody



Some children refuse to follow custody orders and spend time with the other parent. This puts the favored parent in a bind: do you let the child stay with the parent as he or she wishes or do you force the child to go? Not an Excuse for Failing to Follow the Custody Order Courts expect that […]

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October 28, 2016

Parenting Class Requirements in Illinois

Child Custody



The state of Illinois requires that all parents of minor children who are part of any legal action regarding allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody) or visitation (parenting time) attend and complete a court-authorized parental education program. This requirement not only applies to the initial legal action but also to any modification to standing custody orders, as […]

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September 23, 2016

Fighting a Child Relocation in Illinois

Child Custody



Learning that your child’s other parent wants to relocate your child can be a frightening experience. Your child, possibly hours away, could end up visiting you even less frequently. Those opportune moments that have given you extra time with them – when the other parent has to work late or go to the doctor – might no […]

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