Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

  • Who Pays for College When Mom Remarries? July 26, 2017

    Who pays for college when mom remarries? Many divorces are settled with the understanding that each parent’s contribution to the payment of the minor children’s college education expenses will be determined at the time each child is ready to attend …

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  • Dissipation in Divorce Proceedings July 25, 2017

    Dissipation in divorce proceedings The issue of whether or not dissipation has occurred in a divorce case continues to remain at the forefront of many property disputes. As recently as December, 2000, the very well respected Fourth District Illinois Appellate …

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  • Children out of Wedlock

    Children out of wedlock It has become increasingly common in today’s society for parents to give birth to children out of wedlock. Prior to July 10, 2003, the law in Illinois treated married parents differently than parents who had children …

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  • Are single parents chained to Illinois?

    Are single parents chained to Illinois? Have you ever seen the commercial for Southwest Airlines where the ending words are, “You are now free to move about the country?” A wonderful thought for vacationers! After listening to this advertisement four …

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  • Are Grandparents Entitled to Parenting Time Privileges?

    Are grandparents entitled to parenting time privileges? On August 13, 2001, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld the constitutionality of the Illinois Grandparent Visitation statute in the divorce case, Michael Mehring vs. Julie Mehring. This decision was significant for all grandparents …

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  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities: Do I Have a Say? April 14, 2017

    Laws regarding parenting between divorced spouses have changed dramatically in Illinois. Once called child custody, these new laws went into effect at the beginning of 2016 and are now referred to as allocation of parental responsibilities. Ultimately, the court will …

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  • Establishing Paternity: It’s Not as Easy as D-N-A April 1, 2016

    Work with experienced Chicago Family Law Attorneys Today! We’ve all seen the shows. The envelope comes in. The man and woman are nervous. The audience leans forward. The host unfolds the piece of paper, and out comes those words: “You …

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  • How to Change a Child Support Order in Chicago September 14, 2015

    You’ve been taking care of the children since the divorce and making due with the child support that comes in, but you just found out your ex has a new job and makes much more than ever before. You want …

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