PODCAST Developing a Summer Parenting Plan

With summer approaching quickly, it is important that divorced parents have a plan for their children before summer begins. Listen to the linked podcast to learn more about why, and how to develop a sound parenting plan ahead of time....

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Who Gets the Child?

This story out of Kentucky covers many of the issues at stake in custody cases nationwide. Parenting time is not always 50/50 in Illinois. Courts will base parenting time decisions on what is in the child's best interest based on factors such as the age of the child, ties to the community and who...

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Til 18 Do Us Part

We recently shared some advice about how important it is to stay out of the spotlight during your divorce and let your lawyer do the talking. Taking to social media to vent about your soon-to-be ex can damage your case and lead to long-term problems. If you have children, chances are you will be...

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Vaccination Status in Illinois Custody Case

COVID-19 vaccination status is becoming an issue in Illinois custody cases. One unvaccinated mother was recently barred from seeing her son. Source: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/judge-strips-unvaccinated-illinois-mom-rights-son-79731230    

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Will Filing For Bankruptcy in Illinois Relieve Child Support Debt?

Parents struggling to pay bills, including child support, may look to declare bankruptcy to relieve their child support debt. Indeed, some parents assume that by going bankrupt, they will be able to fully escape regular child support payments. However, child support debt cannot be dissolved by an...

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Child Custody in Illinois

Typically, remarriage will have no impact on custody. The only time custody would be impacted in such a case, is if the court believes the remarriage is not in the child’s best interest. An example of this is if a parent married an individual who has a criminal history that may be harmful to the...

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