Tag Archives: child custody

When parents are divorcing or separated, they may disagree about how to share responsibility for raising their children, the amount of parenting time children will spend with each parent, and a variety of other issues. In some divorce or child … Continue reading

Posted in Child Custody | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Due to the long-winded nature of many divorces, there are cases where a spouse passes away before the divorce is final. In Illinois, when a party in a divorce dies, the case is dismissed. The court requires two living parties … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Although your divorce is between you and your spouse, your child will experience the before and after effects as well. Divorce brings massive changes in a child’s life through child custody and/or relocation at any age. Between witnessing an unstable … Continue reading

Posted in Child Custody, Visitation | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness, and approximately one in 25 adults in the U.S. (11.2 million) experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

For parents going through a divorce, one of the steps in the process is formulating parenting schedule. Formerly known as “visitation”, parenting time arrangements legally lay out your schedule for parenting and spending time with your child. Oftentimes the custodial … Continue reading

Posted in Child Custody | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

In the past, parenting was often solely an option for heterosexual couples. Whether through biological means or adoption, the nuclear family became the norm in American culture. Times have changed and this is now no longer the case. Many same-sex … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law, Parentage | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Child Custody | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Collaborative divorce has been around since the 1980s, and it has been practiced in Illinois since 2002. The Collaborative Process Act went into effect at the beginning of 2018, officially recognizing collaborative divorce as an option to couples who want … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Child Custody | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

By Maxine Weiss Kunz Many changes are coming to family law as of January 1, 2016. These changes include changes to custody (a term of art that is going out the window) as well as changes to financial aspects of … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off