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Who Gets Religious Custody?

Among the many issues that come between divorced parents, none causes more passionate argument than religion. Disputes between former marriage partners fighting over the right to determine their child’s religion are flooding the media. One Chicago family’s custody battle made headlines in 2011 when the mother, who is Jewish, sued the father, who is Catholic, Read More

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When Is Supervised Visitation Appropriate?

When a court determines that a noncustodial parent poses a danger to a child, the judge might order supervised visitation. The details of the visitation must be delineated in a parenting plan and agreed upon by both parents. Supervised visitation is often ordered for a specified period of time and reevaluated according to the agreement. Read More

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Can Minor Children Choose Where to Live?

Many people are under the impression that a magic age exists at which a minor child can decide with whom to live. In Illinois, as in most other states, the physical custody of a child is determined by the court according to what is in the child’s best interest. If an older child requests to Read More

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Tips for Co-Parenting After Divorce

Divorce has a huge impact on children. It can lead to behavioral problems, psychological issues and physical manifestations of illness. Effective co-parenting, however, can help children have a smooth transition to the post-divorce reality. Here are some things to consider: Civility — It is vital for co-parents to be civil to each other. If there Read More

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Electronic Solutions for Long Distance Visitation

The National Center for State Courts reports that approximately 35 million kids have parents who are divorced, separated or never married. Illinois law says that the non-custodial parent is entitled to reasonable visitation with the child, unless the court concludes that allowing visitation would place the child in physical, mental or emotional harm. Crafting a Read More

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Unwed Parents and the Custody Rights of the Father

Illinois law provides that when the parents are unmarried, the mother has sole and physical custody until paternity is established—in these cases, the father needs to initiate a legal action for custody if he wants it. A paternity action may be filed to assign custody and visitation rights by a woman who is pregnant or Read More

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Moving With Children of Divorce is Not So Easy

In 2011, there were 877,000 divorces and annulments in the United States. An additional study reports that 80 percent of men and 75 percent of women remarry after divorce. In this day and age, it is not uncommon for people to move after a divorce — regardless of the reason for the proposed move, the Read More

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Illinois Visitation Rights are a Privilege

In 2011, there were 10,519 divorces and annulments in Cook County and 33,789 in Illinois. The Illinois Attorney General’s Office reports that there were 562,203 child support cases in Illinois in 2007, affecting 648,892 children. A substantial number of these same children were likely to be involved in questions of custody and visitation. Illinois law Read More

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Child Custody and the Military Parent

Child custody disputes are difficult for many families, but they are especially complicated when military deployment is involved. However, recent developments in Illinois law will help protect the custodial rights of military parents. The legislature amended the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act by redefining what can be considered when evaluating custody and the Read More

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