Archive, February 2015.
There are many reasons why a parent might wish to change the conditions of his or her visitation order. Some of the most common include a change of schedule, preventing the parent from taking advantage of the originally scheduled visitation times; a move to another location, further or closer to the place where the other parent lives; failure of a parent to follow the schedule; or a choice to not visit the child.
Posted in Visitation | Tagged best interests of the child child visitation DuPage County family law attorneys Illinois visitation laws life after divorce visitation
Are you planning a trip with your child that would take you beyond state lines? If you are separated from your child’s parent, and you have a custody agreement, there are a few steps that you must take before you can depart.
Posted in Divorce | Tagged child custody in Illinois DuPage County attorney Family law in DuPage County parental relocation relocation
If you and your husband or wife have separated, and your ex is claiming that you need to help pay his or her bills, beware. Under Illinois law, you are liable for any family expenses incurred by your spouse before you separated. On the other hand, once you are divorced, you cannot be held legally responsible for new expenses that your ex-husband or ex-wife incurs. However, if you are separated but not divorced, any bills that your spouse owes could become your responsibility.
Posted in Divorce | Tagged DuPage County family law attorneys Illinois family law lawyer legal separation Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act medical expenses Rights of Married Persons Act
If you have a child from a previous relationship, and you are now married to someone else, you might be considering having your spouse officially adopt your child. Such a step can bring stability and legal force to one of the most important relationships in your child’s life.
Posted in Child Custody | Tagged adopted children DuPage County adoption attorney Illinois adoption process stepparent adoption
NOTE: As of July 2017, the law governing child support in Illinois has changed. Please see our Child Support page for more information.
Posted in Child Support | Tagged child support payments children of divorce in Illinois DuPage County family law attorney Illinois child support law Illinois child support lawyer
Aside from child custody issues, property division can be one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. Illinois courts apply principles of equitable distribution when determining which party should end up with what property at the end of the divorce. The first step during the property division process is generally classifying property as marital or nonmarital. The issue of contribution, however, can complicate this process during the very first step.
Posted in Property Division | Tagged division of property DuPage County divorce attorney Illinois family law attorney nonmarital property property division