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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Can DCFS Come Into Your Home in Illinois?

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of children in Illinois. They might wish to enter your home if they have concerns about a child’s safety. Here’s what you need to know about when they can do so legally. How Does DCFS...

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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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Garbage In = Garbage Out for Child Support

When child custody is a factor in your divorce, providing accurate financial information to your legal counsel is of critical importance to determining child support payments. The phrase “garbage in = garbage out” refers to circumstances in which the use of inaccurate data (garbage in) in a...

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SURVIVING SUMMER WHILE CO-PARENTING

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Friday, June 10, 2016.   Now that summer is upon us and most children are out of school for the year (or will be very soon), many families are preparing for some dramatic schedule changes. This is tough enough even...

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DIVIDING A BUSINESS DURING A DIVORCE IN ILLINOIS

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Family Law on Friday, February 27, 2015. Every divorce in Illinois can have its complications. From time to time a couple can divorce with few disputes, but generally there are disagreements as to how to handle the various aspects of...

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