Allocation of Parenting Time

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What Are A Grandparent’s Visitation Rights in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | December 31, 2017
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grandparent time with grandchildren

Grandparents rights in Illinois.  It certainly sounds like it should be a thing…but it really isn’t in most circumstances. For years Illinois had a “grandparents’ rights” statute in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Act.  Then in 2002, Wickham vs. Byrne,…

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Practical Advice Concerning Telephone Contact With Your Children

By Russell Knight | December 30, 2017
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texting your children

In Illinois, the only law regarding telephone or electronic contact with children is the requirement that “provisions for communications, including electronic communications, with the child during the other parent’s parenting time,” 750 ILCS 602.10(e)(11), be included in the Parenting plan. There…

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I have sole custody. We live in Chicago. Can I move the children wherever I want?

By Russell Knight | December 26, 2017
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What Is Sole Custody? In Illinois, sole allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as “sole custody”) allows a parent to be solely responsible for making decisions for a minor child. Statutorily, these decisions are broken down into four different areas,…

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