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Drug Abuse and Custody of Very Small Chldren

ThinkstockPhotos-996936788.jpgIt has fallen to the Courts and Child Protective Agencies such as the Illinois Department of Family Services to attempt to protect the minor children which is extremely critical especially when they are very young. I have written before about custody and how to detect if your spouse or partner has a substance abuse problem but once you know, what can the courts or agencies do?

Pet Custody. Who gets the Family Pet during a Divorce?

Going through a Divorce and you have a Family Pet. As of January 1, 2018, Illinois Courts now recognize "Pet Custody" . The two of you have competing property rights in your dog, cat, reptile or any other "companion animal". You can also litigate or negotiate "parenting time" with your pet and who pays for its upkeep. 

5 tips for finding the best divorce or custody lawyer for you

Need-a-Lawyer.jpgSome of us end up interviewing a number of divorce or custody lawyers. We want someone who will fight for us and get the best possible results but too often we end up disappointed and frustrated by the process. We often wonder if we made the best choice after all.

Child Custody and Motherhood on the Run in Illinois

ThinkstockPhotos-949352838.jpgIt's Mother's Day. A time to celebrate but here is a word of warning. The rules governing child custody are changing in Illinois and elsewhere. More and more women are losing custody of their children. This is a very noticeable trend and this blog will attempt to ascerrtain why.

Alimony or Spousal Support in Illinois

Cash and Ring.jpgAlimony or what we now call spousal support is a major issue in divorces especially in Illinois. Illinois is a very liberal state when it comes to alimony or spousal support. In Illinois, we now have a formula which essentially takes 30% of the higher wage earner's salary and subtracts 20% from the lower wager earner's wages. 

Why Choose Divorce Mediation?

Family separated.jpgBeing a Divorce Attorney with years of experience in the Divorce Courts, I can definitely see the benefits of Divorce Mediation. That is why I received formal training in Divorce Mediation and why I work as a team with another trained Attorney Mediator. I also see the incredible benefits of Custody Mediation for unmarried couples who want to attempt to fashion a workable Parenting Plan.

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