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How Do You Prove the Best Interests of the Child?

The legal term “best interests” is a concept that comes up in almost all child-related areas of family law. When making essentially any decision on behalf of a child, the court is going to look at what is best for that child and allow that to guide their rulings. Some issues, like the idea that all parents should provide financial

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What is Maintenance in a Divorce Settlement?

Maintenance, formerly known as alimony, is a relief granted to a party in a dissolution of marriage case that equitably restores to the party a standard of living to which they became acclimated during the marriage.  For spouses going through a divorce in Illinois, questions arise around including maintenance in a divorce settlement. Nothing requires an Illinois Court to award

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What is Visitation Interference and What Can You Do About It?

Visitation interference occurs when the custodial parent in some way interferes with your ability to spend parenting time with your child or visit with them.  In Illinois, a parent has a couple of options when the other parent interferes with their parenting time. You may proceed with a criminal prosecution or file a motion in the civil court, or do

Can I Take My Children Out of State in Illinois?

We receive inquiries regularly from parents of children in Illinois regarding whether or not they can remove their child from the state of Illinois when they are estranged from their child’s other parent.  The answer varies, depending on different situations. Temporary Removal for a Vacation or Trip Parents are free to remove minor children from the state of Illinois for

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Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships and Property Problems in Illinois

People often are confused about the difference between a Civil Union and a Domestic Partnership, and what their rights are if their partner, to whom they are not married, leaves them or predeceases them.  This blog is designed to explain what the differences are between these two types of unions and the repercussions of separations or death on said relationships.

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Losing Custody for Failure to Facilitate a Relationship With Other Parent

One of the most hot-button terms in parenting cases in Cook County is “alienation”, meaning that one parent is actively seeking to keep the child from having a relationship with their other parents. The current laws on parenting favor both parents being active and involved in a child’s life, and seeks to give both parents meaningful communication and significant time

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How to Change Your Child’s Name in Illinois

In Illinois, there are two main ways to go about changing your minor child’s name: by agreement, and by Court adjudication of the issue.  As with all things related to co-parenting a minor child, the easiest and least costly method by which to proceed with changing your child’s name is to reach an agreement with the other co-parent.  In the

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