Category: Child Custody


How Does Parental Relocation Work in Illinois?

Whether you’re a parent who wishes to relocate with your child, or you’re paying child support to the custodial parent and have shared child custody, it’s important to know the laws surrounding parental relocation in Illinois. It’s not always necessary … Continue reading

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Parentage FAQ

Paternity can play a large role in various facets of family law, from child custody to child support to parenting time. When a man is recognized as the father of a child (paternity isn’t always based on a blood test … Continue reading

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Parental Custody and School Decisions

Although many people still talk about custody in the wake of divorce, Illinois no longer uses the term. The Court usually decides who gets parental responsibilities when married parents divorce; if the parents were never married, this is decided when … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Co-Parenting After Divorce

Divorce isn’t easy, and neither are the painful readjustments that accompany it. Transitions and visitation are difficult — emotionally, mentally, and logistically. Co-parenting can get especially tricky when young children are involved, as you and your ex will need to … Continue reading

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Six Tips to Refine Your Parenting Skills

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs a person can ever have, and good parenting can difficult for even the best of us. Even when you have the best intentions, things often go differently from what you’d hoped. … Continue reading

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Developing a Parenting Plan That’s Beneficial to Your Children

Parents needing to establish a co-parenting plan during divorce mediation or litigation should really consider both the short-term and long-term ramifications of their decisions. Keep in mind that, if you have young children, you and the other parent might need … Continue reading

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Changes to Illinois Custody Law: Part 2 – Allocation of Parenting Time & Relocation

Read Part 1 Allocation of Parenting Time The 2016 changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (the “Act”) appear to be the Illinois legislature’s acknowledgment that, in most households, both parents work, and children are becoming busier … Continue reading

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Parentage Actions in Illinois

As any parent knows, raising a child is one of the most rewarding challenges one can endure. So what options does a parent have when they find themselves with no rights to the custody or care of their child? This … Continue reading

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