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Very few divorce agreements ever remain totally unmodified, and some of the most common modifications involve parenting time. For a variety of reasons, parenting time divisions are extremely likely to change, though in some cases it is possible to successfully … Continue reading

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As any parent can tell you, parents spend a lot of time worrying about their children. A parent may be concerned about bullies on the playground, if their child is zipping their coat up in the cold, or if he … 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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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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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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When you share parenting time of your child with your ex-spouse, your ability to control what the other parent does with his or her time is limited. Unless the child is being placed in danger, your former partner is essentially free to … Continue reading

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Over the last few months, courts across Illinois have been adjusting to the sweeping family law amendments that were passed last summer and took effect on January 1, 2016. While some of the changes were essentially procedural, others were aimed … Continue reading

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There are a wide variety of reasons why you and your child’s other parent may not live in the same home. Whatever drove you apart—if you were ever really together—following your break-up or divorce, you and the other parent will … Continue reading

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One of the basic tenets of family law in Illinois is the presumption of every parent’s right to a relationship with his or her child. Of course, this presumption contains two concepts that must be addressed: the definition of a … Continue reading

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Parents who are subject to a child custody order often face a number of challenges related to building a better life for themselves and their children. For some, opportunities may arise outside of Illinois, and custodial parents may seek to … Continue reading

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