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Choosing to adopt a child is a truly monumental  decision for all involved, and in order to ensure it goes successfully, it is important to have an attorney who understands the stakes. The process is very complex, even for legal … Continue reading

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“The best interest of the child” is a phrase often heard in several different contexts related to Illinois family law. However, they all intend to ensure that children are well protected and taken care of in every possible way. While … Continue reading

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Choosing to adopt a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a person’s life. It is estimated that about 135,000 children are placed with adoptive families every year. Some families adopt infants while others adopt older children. … Continue reading

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A good parent wants the best for their children, and sometimes, that may include allowing someone else to take care of them. Illinois courts, however, are generally not disposed to allow a person to surrender their parental rights voluntarily unless … Continue reading

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Adoption can be a wonderful, happy event for everyone involved. However, there are times when the process becomes quite complex, especially when an adoption involves a parent who still ostensibly can assert parental rights, yet is nowhere to be found. … Continue reading

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While the allocation of parental responsibilities is typically an issue between divorced, separated, or unmarried parents, grandparents and other family members often play a crucial role in the life of a child. According to Illinois law, grandparents may even petition … Continue reading

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If you are a parent, you should always want what is best for your child, even it means making certain sacrifices. The law also provides you with particular rights and responsibilities in regard to your child. In the wake of … Continue reading

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Every year, thousands, if not millions, of individuals and couples are forced to deal with unexpected pregnancies. While many choose to rearrange their lives to prepare to take on the challenges of raising the child, others, for a wide variety … Continue reading

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According to recent studies, nearly 40 percent of all marriages are remarriages for at least one of the partners. While, to many, numbers such as these represent a renewed hope in the institution of marriages—which may be an accurate perspective—these … Continue reading

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In 2001, The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act was passed in Illinois. This Act protects parents of infants 30 days old and younger from prosecution for child abandonment by giving them the option to leave their babies with the staff … Continue reading

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