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This is a special time of year for many of us. Families that celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, or other winter holidays will gather for special meals, the exchanging of presents, and reunions with old friends. As the holiday season … Continue reading

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A group of archaeologists has found what seems to be the world’s oldest known marriage contract. The clay tablet was discovered in Turkey and contains provisions that mention divorce, infertility, and other topics relevant to a marriage. Experts estimate the … Continue reading

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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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Illinois law states that the both of a child’s parents are entitled, at the very least, to a reasonable amount of time with the child unless the court finds that visits would be dangerous to the child (physically, mentally, emotionally … Continue reading

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Many people have a mental image of divorce proceedings that includes a richer spouse being able to run roughshod over a spouse with fewer resources. This, however, is not usually the case, at least not in Illinois. Decisions from the … 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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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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It is not easy to be a parent. When you are unmarried, divorced, or separated, and the other parent has been awarded the majority of the parenting time, you may face serious difficulties in being the parent you wish to … Continue reading

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Any allegation of domestic violence or abuse is a very serious matter. When a person has been victimized or feels threatened, he or she must take action to ensure his or her safety. Reporting incidents or threats of domestic abuse … Continue reading

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The winter holiday season, for many families, begins with the celebration of Thanksgiving and continues through the month of December into the beginning of January. While the holidays are often filled with fun, food, and extended family, they can be … Continue reading

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