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Child Custody

Is co-parenting the right option?

Learning how to work with a former partner to raise children can be a challenge for many people in Chicago. With the Illinois Department of Public Health showing that Illinois divorce rates are holding steady at 2.6 divorces per 1,000 people, or 45.6 percent of the marriage rate, this is a common … [...]

Birth fathers’ rights in Illinois

As men in Illinois take on an increasingly active role in the lives of their children, their rights as birth fathers are changing. These rights are being reviewed, tested and have even made national headlines on more than one occasion. In December of 2014, one Utah father filed a lawsuit for $130 … [...]

Battered mothers face uphill battle in custody disputes

Domestic violence affects many families in Chicago, Illinois; the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports it served more than 40,000 adult survivors in 2012 alone. For victims, seeking help and leaving an abusive relationship is often difficult. Sadly, when battered mothers try to … [...]

Eliminate custody disputes with a parenting plan

When parents divorce in Chicago, Illinois, it is not uncommon for the court to award joint custody. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act presumes the maximum involvement of each parent is in the best interests of the child, unless domestic violence has occurred. Even when both … [...]

Who Pays for Day Care Expenses After Divorce?

Day care expenses are one of the most significant costs associated with having a child. According to a CNN article, child care is by far the largest household expense for most parents and Illinois is among the top five least affordable states for infant child care. Not only are child care costs … [...]