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As any parent can tell you, parents spend a lot of time worrying about their children. A parent may be concerned about bullies on the playground, if their child is zipping their coat up in the cold, or if he … Continue reading

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There is no question that divorce is already a difficult and painful process. Couples with children have an even more challenging road ahead of them. Parents must not only come to terms with the end of their marriage, but also … Continue reading

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Divorce is a painful process for the families who go through it. Children can especially be affected, as their entire world is changing. During or after a divorce, it is difficult for many to hold their tongues regarding their ex-spouse, … Continue reading

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Regardless of opinions on the matter, the law in Illinois provides that substance abuse issues are not enough, in and of themselves, to disqualify a parent from retaining the rights regarding their children. It generally takes a showing of substance … Continue reading

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A good parent wants the best for their children, and sometimes, that may include allowing someone else to take care of them. Illinois courts, however, are generally not disposed to allow a person to surrender their parental rights voluntarily unless … Continue reading

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If you are a parent, you should always want what is best for your child, even it means making certain sacrifices. The law also provides you with particular rights and responsibilities in regard to your child. In the wake of … Continue reading

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When making decisions regarding a parent’s rights regarding his or her child, Illinois courts are expected to keep the child’s best interest as the top priority. While the desires of the parent do matter, it is up to the court … 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 law in Illinois strongly protects the rights of parents regarding their children. Courts encourage mothers and fathers to remain involved in their children’s lives and only terminate a person’s parental rights in the most serious and extreme cases. On … Continue reading

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