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Dads Can Obtain Child Custody

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Categorized as Child Custody & Visitation

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

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How Do I Obtain Custody of a Child that Isn’t My Biological Child?

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Categorized as Child Custody, Illinois Family Law

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

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Distributions from an Inherited IRA is Income for Support & Maintenance

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Categorized as Child Support, Spousal Support

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

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What is Divorce Mediation and How Does It Work?

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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

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Issues that Can Arise in Guardianship Cases

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Categorized as Child Custody

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

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