October 30, 2015

Joint vs. Sole Custody During Divorce

Child Custody

If you are facing divorce and have children, determining who gets custody can be the most difficult part of dissolution agreements. There are two types of custody — joint custody and sole custody. If both you and your ex-spouse are present during the divorce, determining the specifics of a joint custody agreement will likely be part of […]

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February 9, 2015

Defining Guardian ad Litem in Illinois

Child Custody, Illinois family law attorney

If you are going through a divorce, or have had a cataclysmic event in your family, issues of child custody may arise. If a court determines that a child is unsafe, or will not be provided for in the home of his or her parents or parent, a court will rule that the child must […]

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October 13, 2014

Defining Parental Alienation after Divorce

Child Custody, Children of Divorce, Illinois divorce lawyer, Illinois family law attorney

With technology infiltrating every aspect of modern society and a tendency for people to choose screens over traditional interaction, the idea of social alienation is one oft-discussed by sociologists and psychologist alike. Yet one of the oldest—and arguably most effecting—types of alienation is one perpetuated not by societal trends, but the oldest relationship in history: […]

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September 24, 2014

Grandparent Visitation Rights in Illinois

Child Custody, Children of Divorce, Illinois family law attorney

All aspects of a family are affected by divorce. Not only are the children of divorce affected by the marital dissolution, the parents of the parents are also affected. Grandparent rights are often considered the most complicated visitation arrangements to be settled during a divorce, and not all grandparents have a right to visitation. According to The Huffington […]

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August 20, 2014

Parental Gatekeeping and Custody Battles

Child Custody, Illinois divorce lawyer, Illinois family law attorney

Parental gatekeeping is a term used by divorceprofessionals and those going through marital dissolution and refers to protracted or restricted custody battles in which one parent keeps the children from the other. According to The Huffington Post, parental gatekeeping is the act of “facilitating or restricting the relationship with a parent and a child.” Limitations can be placed on […]

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