Category Archives: Child Custody

There are millions of Americans living with a mental illness. In fact, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) say that nearly 44 million people experience a mental illness in any given year and about 10 million adults live with … Continue reading

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Divorce is difficult and stressful for everyone – there is no doubt about that. Once you completed your divorce and have decided everything from how your marital property is divided to how your parenting time is divided, you probably felt … Continue reading

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Choosing a religion for a child can be a contentious issue. This is especially true when the parents divorce or seek a court order for custody at an early age before a child has begun participating in religion. However, a … Continue reading

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Are you concerned that your ex is doing things to drive a wedge between you and your children? Depending on the case, this may be considered parental alienation, and it can be grounds for a modification of custody orders. What … Continue reading

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Changes are coming to the custody and visitation portions of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). However, at this time and in prior years, there are distinct differences between the terms “custody” and “visitation.” Many litigants of … Continue reading

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Under Illinois law, grandparents, great-grandparents, and siblings of a minor child who is one year or older, have standing to bring an action in circuit court by a petition requesting visitation. The petition must be filed in the county in … Continue reading

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Joint Custody v. Sole Custody In Illinois, joint legal custody means that the parents will share in all major decisions affecting their child.  Sole legal custody means that one parent is given the authority to make all major decisions affecting … Continue reading

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A removal action occurs when a custodial parent, who is separated or divorced from the other parent, tries to move out of state with the children. The non-custodial parent can agree to the removal, in which case the parties would … Continue reading

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It is common in today’s world for couples to have children out of wedlock. There is no longer, or at least less so, a stigma about putting kids before marriage. However, the problem arises when (if) the relationship ends. The … Continue reading

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