More Changes to Illinois Family Law are Coming

While Illinois still is without a budget, the Legislature is at work correcting its prior errors and clarifying things it previously did.  For a third straight year, that means more changes to Illinois family law are coming.  On August 12, 2016, Governor Rauner signed into law a bill clarifying and making corrections to the massive rewrite…

Procedural Changes to Parenting in Divorce

While changes to the substance of the provisions in Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) dealing with custody and visitation may be the most significant of the changes the new law introduces, effective January 1, 2016, there are procedural changes to parenting in divorce as well. The procedural changes to parenting in divorce…

Changes to Parenting in Divorce

  We continue with our summaries of the changes to Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) by focusing on the revisions to custody and visitation.  Changes to parenting in divorce are, perhaps, the most significant of the changes that will take effect with the new law. In fact, the terms Custody and Visitation will no…

Working with a Guardian Ad Litem

Custody and parenting time issues can be among the most difficult Family Law matters to resolve.  Situations and issues involving children often increase the emotional in toil in the divorce process, sometimes escalating hostilities between the parties, and often prolonging the litigation.  Children are often the only witnesses to the acts, good or bad, of…

The Players in a Child Custody Dispute

Anyone facing the prospect of divorce with minor children involved should understand the landscape before venturing forth. Unless divorcing parents can work out the details of child custody and visitation together amicably by agreement, child custody litigation is the only way to a resolution. Child custody litigation involves more people than you might realize. Following is the line…