Archive, February 2015.
Adopting a Child in Illinois – Reviewing the Process
The decision to adopt a child brings together individuals who desire to become parents of children who are in need of loving homes. While adoption is often extraordinarily beneficial for all parties involved, the process of completing one can be very complex.
How is Child Support Determined?
NOTE: A new Illinois law governing how child support is calculated went into effect in July 2017. Please visit our child support page for details
The Dos and Don'ts of Child Custody
The process of divorce is emotionally taxing and complex. The process is even more challenging when there is an issue of child custody. There are, however, several tips which may make the process easier to overcome if followed diligently.
Parenting Plans – Writing the Rules
In 2003, Illinois enacted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act which sought to simplify child custody disputes. When parents share custody, both parents can make important life decisions for their child—and a parenting plan, agreed upon by both parents, can help to alleviate visitation and custody conflicts.