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terminating parental rights

Terminating Parental Rights In Illinois

While a child’s birth parents are initially guaranteed certain parental rights and responsibilities, situations may arise where a parent loses or has these rights terminated. Some parents voluntarily terminate their rights. A voluntary termination requires approval of the court and is typically only granted when an adoptive parent is ready and willing to take over …

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Illinois to legalize sports gambling

Illinois to Legalize Sports Gambling?

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling on Murphy v National Collegiate Athletic Association last year, which provided a framework for state-sanctioned sports betting, many lawmakers have been lining up to take advantage.  So far, seven states have passed some form of state-regulated sports betting: Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, …

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modifying child support

What is a “Substantial Change in Circumstances” for Modifying Child Support or Maintenance?

Anyone under an obligation to pay child support or maintenance has probably heard the phrase “substantial change in circumstances.” This is the standard typically required to get a modification of support or maintenance unless the order is able to be reviewed for other reasons, such as a certain amount of time that has passed since …

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