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When you have children and are getting a divorce, child custody and parenting issues need to be addressed carefully. Many divorcing couples establish a co-parenting plan with shared child custody....

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If you have been ordered to have supervised visitation in Illinois, someone must monitor you when you visit your child. Sometimes, the chaperone can be a parent or friend. In...

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Splitting child custody and co-parenting with your ex-spouse can be challenging. However, working well with your ex-partner is critical for the health and well-being of the children. Your children need...

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For many years, the 1984 Parentage Act controlled most divorce, child custody, and other family matters. In 2016, Illinois lawmakers passed a co-parenting law. Surface changes included some name changes....

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James Bond author Ian Fleming once wrote that “once is happenstance, twice is a coincidence, and thrice is enemy action.” That approach is a good rule of thumb, not only...

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Technically, temporary custody orders expire when the judge enters a final order. However, Will County family law judges typically don’t start from scratch. Instead, an old idiom, possession is nine-tenths...

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Family Violence and Child Custody Statistically, the family violence numbers are frightening. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one-fourth of women have experienced “severe intimate partner physical violence.”...

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Frequently, legal changes do not keep up with society’s changes very well. For example, many internet regulations were enacted in the 1990s, when this technology was in its infancy. Family...

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Even though the child custody and parenting time laws are under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, in the Prairie State, unmarried parents have the same rights and...

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A generation ago, most children grew up in “traditional” families. They lived with a married father and mother who had never been married to anyone else, along with their pure...

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