How Long Does It Take DCFS to Investigate a Case in Illinois?

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has 60 days to complete an investigation, although this timeline can sometimes be extended. A call to the DCFS hotline starts the clock ticking. Under Illinois law, DCFS must maintain a 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline so the public and those...

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Can I Change My Parenting Time Agreement in Illinois?

The parenting time agreement that you and your ex landed on when you first divorced or first addressed the matter through the court may have served your family's needs well at the time, but times change, and the need for modifications is not uncommon. If you've experienced a significant shift in...

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Child Custody Factors – What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Divorce or separation is never easy, especially when children are involved. Often, one of the most contentious matters that needs to be resolved is the question of child custody - referred to as “parenting time” in the Illinois statutes. If you and your child’s other parent are unable to come to...

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Divorce Talk Radio: Preparing for a Child Custody Trial

A child custody trial is often one of the most significant aspects in a couple's divorce. Therefore, you want to make sure that you are fully prepared. Click below to listen to our Divorce Talk Radio episode discussing this topic! Then, let us know in the comments if it helped you feel more...

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How Does Child Custody Work With a Felony Conviction?

A felony conviction generally has an unfavorable affect on child visitation and custody. If you are wondering how a felony charge may affect your situation, follow the link below to gain some insight. https://talkingparents.com/parenting-resources/felony-record-affects-on-custody-and-visitation

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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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