When someone makes an allegation that your child has been abused or neglected in the State of Illinois, the State has the power to immediately take your children if, the State believes the allegations endanger your child or children. Not only do they have that power but they are mandated to do so and by law…

Life doesn’t stand still and neither does the law. January 2015 brought a significant change to the way that Maintenance (formerly known as Alimony) is calculated. January 2016 will bring big changes to grounds for divorce and re-location of the primary residential parent (formerly called custodial parent). Read on to learn how these changes are…

If you are a working parent you are probably wondering what you will do with your children during the summer. This begs the question: “In Illinois, how old does a child have to be before you can leave them at home alone?” The general rule is that parents can provide the amount and type of…

Like anything else in their lives when potential clients are considering filing for a divorce they often want to understand what they are getting themselves in to.  One important aspect of divorce is the division of marital property – and debts. Normally an attorney will use a court process known as “discovery” to make sure…

Child support is a payment obligation created by Illinois Statutory law and enforced by the court and the Illinois Attorney General’s office.  It is normally paid by a non-custodial parent – a parent who the child does not live with or, who spends less time with the child than the other parent – to the…

Illinois law provides the ability to modify child support. Normally, parents who want to modify a child support order find themselves in one of these two situations: The child support order is entered against the parent who wants to modify it and that parent believes the amount of child support is too high; The child…

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