Fans in Illinois of reality TV stars the Kardashians may know that Kourtney Kardashian and longtime boyfriend Scott Disick recently broke up. The couple has three children together and Kardashian said that Disick needed to go to rehab to deal with his addictions prior to getting child custody or even unsupervised parenting time with the children. Disick did enter rehab, but recently left after about a month of rehabilitation. Disick has stated that he would like joint custody of the children.
Many couples in Illinois have children without being married. These situations can work out just as well as a marriage, but the rules regarding the legal rights of the mother and father differ from those of a married couple. If the couple is married, then both parties have custody rights to the child. However, if the couple is not married then the father does not have custody rights, even if he is on the birth certificate.