Category Archives: Illinois Law

“The best interest of the child” is a phrase often heard in several different contexts related to Illinois family law. However, they all intend to ensure that children are well protected and taken care of in every possible way. While … Continue reading

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When you have reached the point in your marriage where the relationship is no longer happy or healthy, you have several options. The commitment you made at your wedding is important to you, and you are probably hesitant to call … Continue reading

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For a number of years, the was a much debate throughout the country regarding the institution of marriage and the government’s right to determine which couples should and should not be permitted to marry. The main point of contention was … Continue reading

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In two previous posts on this blog—which can be found here and here—we talked about how Illinois law permits a court to order either or both parents to contribute toward their child’s college expenses, even if the child has already reached … Continue reading

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The application and enforcement of the law can be very complex in many situations. This can be especially true in cases related to allocated parental responsibilities—formerly child custody—and parenting time, or visitation. One of the fundamental principles of law is … Continue reading

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It is no secret that ending a marriage can be messy. In many cases, it can be downright nasty, with acrimony and contentiousness that can linger for many years after the divorce is finalized. Of course, there is no requirement … Continue reading

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Over the last several months, divorce attorneys across the country have been bracing themselves for a marked increase in divorce filings in the wake of the highly-publicized leak of subscriber data from the affair-seeking website Ashley Madison. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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If you are currently paying spousal maintenance or alimony, as it is often known, you have probably wondered, at some point, how long such payments will need to continue. As with most aspects of divorce, the answer depends on the … Continue reading

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A couple of weeks ago, a previous post on this blog discussed a number of proposed family law changes contained in Senate Bill 57. At the time, the legislation was pending and having passed the Illinois House and Senate, was … Continue reading

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In 2001, The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act was passed in Illinois. This Act protects parents of infants 30 days old and younger from prosecution for child abandonment by giving them the option to leave their babies with the staff … Continue reading

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