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Child Endangerment In Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 26, 2021
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The Crime of Child Endangerment

Being a parent isn’t easy but there are some pretty low bars for minimum standards as a parent in Illinois. First and foremost: keep your children safe. In fact, it’s a crime to put your children in danger in Illinois.…

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False Reports To DCFS In Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 16, 2021
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False Allegation to Illinois DCFS

Divorces are heated. Often, parents don’t agree on how to raise their children. Sometimes, parents, their relatives and/or friends can even believe a child is in danger to the point where they call the authorities. In Illinois, the Department of…

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What is NOT Modifiable in an Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 24, 2021
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Res Judicata Illinois Divorce

Divorce cases are about finally terminating a long-dying relationship and finally unwinding the the married parties’ joint affairs. Eventually, a final hearing is performed which awards all assets to each party, determines maintenance and child support and allocates parenting time…

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Unfit Parents And Child Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 13, 2021
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Unfit Parent In Illinois

Some parents are good. Some parents are bad. Some parents are so bad that they are deemed to be unfit parents by an Illinois court of law. A finding that a person is an “unfit parent” essentially strips that parent…

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Parent-time Holidays In Illinois

By Russell Knight | December 11, 2020
Parent-time Holidays Illinois

Holidays are special times but they’re even more special with kids. After a break up or a divorce it’s important for both the parents and the kids to know where they’ll be spending which holiday. So, what are the parent-time…

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Parallel Parenting In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | November 19, 2020
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Parallel Parenting Illinois

Divorce is difficult. Divorce is even more difficult when the parties to divorce have children. In theory, parents should be able to look past the issue of their divorce in order to remain partners in parenting. For lots of parents,…

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What Is A Substantial Change In Circumstances In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 19, 2020
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Substantial Change and Divorce

When a divorce in Illinois is finalized, the parties are issued final orders which both parties must abide by. But, life goes on and things change eventually no matter what the Marital Settlement Agreement or Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and…

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Children’s Passports After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | July 19, 2020
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Illinois divorce and passports

Illinois divorce and family courts have a lot of power…in Illinois.  Once a parent or child is outside of Illinois, it becomes much more difficult for an Illinois domestic relations court to enforce their orders. If the children leave the…

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Parental Alienation In Illinois

By Russell Knight | July 9, 2020
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Illinois parental alienation

When two parents decide to no longer continue their relationship with each other they still must maintain a relationship with the children. When one parent’s relationship with his or her child is harmed by the other parent the term “parental…

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Nesting And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | July 2, 2020
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Divorce And Nesting In Illiinois

“Nesting” is the idea that, after a separation or a divorce, instead of the kids going between Mom and Dad’s house, the Mom and Dad alternately go to the house where the kids stay all of the time. Is nesting…

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