I agree that in most situations, dads seem to get less parenting time than mothers do, but generally, there is a reason for that. When it comes to child custody, mothers fight harder for the majority of the parenting time and typically do more of the day-to-day care for the minor children. Dads are making
Many times parties will want to file for custody of a minor child that is not their own biological child. Aunts, Uncles, siblings, grandparents, and other adults often times will find themselves in circumstances where they wish to file for custody. In Illinois there are certain situations where they possibly can obtain custody, but
An opinion from the 5th District was recently decided in the case of Sandra Schell v. Mark Schell regarding whether an inherited IRA was considered income for child support purposes. The court was required to decide whether mandatory distributions or withdrawals taken from an inherited IRA – individual retirement account – containing money that has
Some people are often surprised that despite the fact that their spouse has filed a petition for dissolution in court and are in the process of full-blown litigation, they are still required to participate in divorce mediation in an effort to come to an agreement. It seems almost counterintuitive to require mediation when the parties
There are a number of common issues that arise in guardianship cases. From the termination of the guardianship by a parent who wants to resume responsibility for a child, but the guardian is not in agreement with relinquishing the guardianship to more than one party seeking to be a child’s guardian, read on to see
Divorce attorney’s fees can be expensive and is one of the most popular topics for questions we receive from new clients in our Chicago family law practice. Namely, Will I be able to afford to pay for a divorce? Can my spouse pay my bill for attorney’s fees? There are Various Avenues in which Divorce
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