Child Representative in Chicago, Illinois

What Is A Guardian Ad Litem Or Child Representative in Chicago, Illinois?

Before you walk into a Cook County Domestic Relations Courtroom you will see a list outside the courtroom.  That list will have your name, your spouse’s name, and the names of a hundred other people that the judge will address that day. Your divorce or paternity case is your entire life! How is the judge…

process server in cook county divorce

Does My Husband or Wife Have To Be Personally Served In My Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

We’ve all seen the movies where a stranger nonchalantly hands a character some documents and quietly says, “You’ve been served.”  The character then looks at the papers with surprise and is completely devastated.  Because of scenes like this we dread the idea of serving someone or being served when all it is, is handing a…

Travel Outside Of The Country With Your Children After A Chicago, Illinois Divorce

In Illinois, throughout the divorce or parentage process the parties are required to exchange and submit parenting plans.  A parenting plan is “a written agreement that allocates significant decision-making responsibilities, parenting time, or both.” 750 ILCS 5/600(f) The parties come to an agreement on the parenting plan or the court orders a parenting plan that…