Category: Child Support

Mediation

IS MEDIATION FOR YOU?

Mediation is often used as a tool to resolve conflicting family issues just like in business affairs as also other legal matters without the interference of a court of law.   The mediator’s role is to bring about a compromise or understanding between the warring parties, particularly in cases involving spousal and/or child support, decisions to be taken for minors,… Read more →

Custody of child

How to Choose the Right Lawyer For your Custody/Parenting Battle

Choosing the right lawyer  can be  difficult, particularly due to the emotional issues that emerge during proceedings in child custody cases. This is why you need to ensure you select an attorney who can adequately represent you. Why hire a Custody Attorney?   Divorce and Parentage cases are stressful especially when you have children. This is where an experienced attorney can step… Read more →

Fighting for Majority Parenting (i.e. Custody)? Make Sure You’re Doing These Things

You know you want custody of your child, but knowing what you want and making it happen can often be two different things. If you’re fighting for increased or majority parenting time with  your child, there are several things you can do to increase your chances of winning in court: Use Your parenting time : If you currently have visitation/parenting… Read more →

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna: A Case Study of the Rights and Responsibilities of Unmarried Parents

It has become nearly impossible to exist in American society without seeing constant updates from the Kardashian-Jenner family, from Bruce Jenner’s transgender journey, Kim’s pregnancy struggles and search for a surrogate, and Kylie’s unexpected pregnancy to Rob’s baby-momma-drama with Blac Chyna. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have had a rocky on-again-off-again relationship that has included an engagement and several break-ups… Read more →

Where should you file your divorce, custody or child support case?

Before filing your case, you must determine the correct state, county and courthouse to file with. Filing in the wrong courthouse, county or state may result in a complete dismissal of your case. Courts look at whether there is proper jurisdiction over a case before making any substantial rulings on the pending case. Jurisdiction is the legal word for “where… Read more →

Child Expenses and Child Support: The Basics

Child Support and Contribution to Child Expenses is usually awarded to the parent who has custody (now known as “majority parenting time” and/or “residential custody”) in a parentage, divorce or legal separation matter from the non custodial parent. Child Support A court will order the parent who does not have custody or majority parenting time of the child (i.e. noncustodial… Read more →

Orders of Protection Pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986

Illinois lawmakers have recently amended the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 and increased the remedies and modified the categories for protected parties under the Act.  (750 ILCS 60/102). With these changes, Illinois has shown its commitment to preventing domestic violence.  The Act protects against all violence from family and household members including: hitting, kicking, choking, threatening, harassing, or interfering… 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 →