Tag: Child Support

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 →