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Virtual Or Electronic Parenting Time In Illinois

By Russell Knight | January 8, 2022
Electronic Communication With A Child In Illinois

Being apart from one’s children is the worst part of a divorce. Thankfully, modern technology allows for regular phone calls, FaceTime and Zoom between parents and children during the other parent’s parenting time. When is this electronic or virtual parenting…

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Illinois Child Custody Orders When Parents Live In Different States

By Russell Knight | December 27, 2021
parenting time outside of Illinois

When people get divorced they move on. Some parents really move on…to other states. When a parent chooses to move to another state during or after the divorce, they’ll need to make a parenting time schedule and parental decision-making order…

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Prohibiting Contact Between A Parent And A Child In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | December 4, 2021
Restricted Parenting Time In Illinois

A child needs both parents in their life. If one parent has a drug problem or a personality disorder, it may be in the child’s best interest that they have limited or no contact whatsoever with the offending parent. Normally…

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Child Endangerment In Illinois

By Russell Knight | September 26, 2021
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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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
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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Children’s Passports After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | July 19, 2020
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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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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Right of First Refusal In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 4, 2020
Inform parent of absence

The right to have custody of your children, to visit your children or spend time with your children is a parent’s right and no one else’s. This concept is the cornerstone for allocating parenting time in Illinois. Ideally, if you’re…

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