Category: Child Rights

Children of Divorce: When to Use a Child’s Representative or Guardian Ad Litem

Divorce can be especially complicated when the parties cannot agree on child custody, visitation, or children’s expenses. These disagreements can include school enrollment, college contributions, holiday schedules, regular parenting time throughout the week and weekend, and babysitting fees, among other issues. If the parents cannot come to an agreement on any of these issues, the court may choose to appoint… Read more →

Illinois’ New Foster Children’s Bill of Rights Act

In 2016, Illinois enacted the Foster Children’s Bill of Rights Act, providing rights for children placed in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services (“DCFS”). Adopted under the official title of PA 99-0344, the Foster Children’s Bill of Rights Act aims to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all children placed in foster homes under DCFS… Read more →