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Zoom vs. in-Court Appearances and the Effect on Divorces In 2020

In Illinois, most courts will not be fully open to the public and operate for the foreseeable future. Due to this uncertainty, most courts have begun conducting Court via Zoom. Over the last few months, many people have become accustom to teleconferencing for meetings. During this pandemic, most Cook, Will, Kane and DuPage County judges …

Divorce & Family Law During The COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 and the pandemic has made life more difficult for everyone. For parents who share custody of their children, or for couples in the process of divorce – the pandemic has made things a lot more tedious. We have had many questions from parents who are hesitant to release their children to the custody of …

What is Illinois parenting time?

Experiencing a divorce with young children involved can be difficult, especially when protecting your time with your children is important to you. It is imperative that you understand how child custody and support laws work in Illinois so you can approach your case in an advantageous position. Sole custody vs joint custody Parenting time is also called …

For Divorced Women, An Easier Path Towards Name Changes

For years, divorced women in Illinois had to jump through significant legal hoops to revert their name to their maiden one. Now, a bill placed in front of Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to make the process easier. According to a recent article by the Chicago Tribune, should the bill pass, divorced individuals will no longer be …

What is the allocation of parental responsibilities in Illinois?

The term “allocation of parental responsibilities” became part of Illinois family law in 2016. It has the same basic meaning as “child custody,” but the term changed, in part, to remove the implication that children are like property. Similarly, “parenting time” replaced the term “visitation,” in part to challenge the idea that non-custodial parents are …

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