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Religious-upbringing Clause in Marital Settlement Agreement

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Religious-upbringing Clause Almost Cost an Ex-Hasidic Mom Custody of Her Three Children During the divorce process, most parents come to an agreement about how to raise their children. For the most part, this agreement is based on the way the parents were raised, or the way the parties planned on raising their children. For two

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How Are Pets Treated in Dissolution Proceedings?

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For many people, pets are more than just animals. They are beloved members of the family. So, what happens to pets when couples divorce? Currently in Illinois, pets or “companion animals” are treated as personal property in dissolution proceedings. If parties are unable to come to an agreement, then the court will want to know

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Can my child speak to the Judge?

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Categorized as Child Custody & Visitation, Divorce Litigation

In cases involving issues of parenting time and decision-making responsibilities, it is not uncommon to hear that a minor child wishes to speak to the Judge. Pursuant to Section 604.10 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/604.10), the Court may interview a child to determine the child’s thoughts and wishes.

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What if I don’t want to comply with a Court Order?

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This is an issue which arises in many cases. From doing exchanges of financial disclosures, to doing driving for parenting time, there are many issues which Judges decide and put into court orders that the parties are not happy about. However, court orders MUST be followed. So, if something is in a court order, it

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