What Rights Do Parents Have When Dealing with DCFS in Illinois?

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is responsible for protecting the welfare of the state’s children. One of the ways it fulfills this duty is by conducting investigations into reported cases of child abuse and neglect. Illinois parents may find themselves interacting...

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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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Can A Child Support Order Be Changed?

Child support orders are legal documents that are designed to ensure that children receive the financial support they need from both parents after a divorce. Child support requires one parent to pay a specified amount of money to the other parent to support their child. Can a child support order...

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Can I Move Out of State with my Child?

Many reasons arise throughout a person’s life to cause them to consider moving to another state. For example, new job opportunities, educational pursuits, or being closer to extended family. While these reasons are valid, sharing custody or a placement schedule of children with the other parent...

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TYPES OF CHILD CUSTODY: PART 3

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Saturday, March 23, 2013.   Two of the most important terms for divorcing parents to familiarize themselves with are "sole custody" and "joint custody." An innumerable amount of factors play a part in the...

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