Can you get emergency custody of a grandchild?

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Family Law on Thursday, August 6, 2020. American grandparents have long been pressed into service for informal childcare. Sometimes, however, what starts out as a temporary situation rapidly becomes more permanent. If you have been...

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Adopting your stepchild: Where to start

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Family Law on Thursday, July 23, 2020. You love your family -- and you don't draw any distinction between your biological children and your stepchild. Unfortunately, that's not how the world sees your relationship. You find yourself...

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Can you change a child’s name after a divorce?

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Family Law on Thursday, June 11, 2020. After you and your ex split, it became increasingly clear that your ex wasn't planning to be around for any part of raising your child. Now, your child has come to resent even sharing the same last...

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How you should handle debt when you divorce

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Family Law on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Many spouses who divorce cite financial woes as one of the reasons for their split. It's not uncommon for spouses to engage in financial infidelity, whereby they make more or less than their partner...

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When can grandparents seek visitation rights in Illinois?

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Family Law on Friday, April 17, 2020. Lots of people cherish the time they spent with their grandparents -- and rightly so. Grandparents can be a source of wisdom, love, and support for their grandchildren throughout their lives....

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How do you communicate with your spouse during divorce?

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Family Law on Friday, April 10, 2020. Your marriage is over, but your relationship with your ex-spouse is just beginning. Since you have children, you'll be co-parenting together for years to come. Do yourself a favor and start the...

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