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March 24, 2017

Parenting Time Is the New Visitation

Child Custody



Once a divorce is finalized and the final decree issued, the mechanics of how children of the marriage are cared for take effect. The overriding principle the law applies to children is always a consideration of what is in their best interests. No matter how contentious matters get between parents, coming together to raise children […]

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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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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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July 4, 2016

Protecting Father’s Rights in Illinois

Child Custody



Despite recent changes to divorce and parenting laws in Illinois, fathers still sometimes struggle to receive their fair shake in a courtroom. Stigmas regarding gender roles, issues in establishing paternity, and other, various factors are often to blame. However, there are a few ways that you can protect your legal rights as a father and improve your […]

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