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Sibling Visitation Rights in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 26, 2020
Siblings and divorce in Illinois

A family is not just a mom, a dad and a kid. There are usually other kids as well. A child’s relationship to his or her siblings is a close bond that’s worth preserving. But, sometimes those siblings don’t live with…

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Court Ordered Parenting Class In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 25, 2020
Parenting Class In Illinois Divorce

Divorce and/or a custody battle is stressful enough.  Illinois family law and family courts think you should be assigned some homework in the middle of it all…parenting classes. In Illinois, you can’t finalize your divorce or your custody litigation until…

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Can You Kidnap Your Own Child In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | May 19, 2020
kidnapping your own child in Illinois

A custody dispute can be scary.  One parent is literally trying to keep the child away from the other parent.  There is a whole system for deciding which parent will have the child at what time but what happens when…

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Secondhand Smoke And Child Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 14, 2020
Smoking and Divorce in Illinois

Smoking cigarettes is less and less common today…but 15% of Illinois’ population still smokes cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other forms of tobacco. No one wants their kids to smoke cigarettes or even be exposed to secondhand smoke but people who…

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Travel Outside Of The Country With Your Children After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | August 12, 2018

Taking your children outside of the country after a Chicago, Illinois divorce is a big step.  When you travel abroad with your children, you are taking your children outside of the jurisdiction of the court that entered your divorce decree,…

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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

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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In Illinois, How Can I Change My Parenting Time Or Visitation?

By Russell Knight | August 8, 2017

A child’s schedule and yours will change dramatically as the child grows older and your life condition changes.  You will need to know how you can change your parenting time or visitation in Chicago, Illinois. If there is no previous…

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