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Can I Get Granted Visitation Rights to My Step-Children if Their Parent and I Divorce?

Parental Responsibility cases can be ugly between divorcing biological parents. But when a biological parent and a step-parent get divorced, does that step-parent have legal visitation rights? The answer depends on what state you live in. In general, step-parents seeking visitation rights are facing an uphill battle if the biological parent is still living and …

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Abuse of Allocated Parenting Time in The State Of Illinois

In this video, Barbara Sherer shares some of the highlights and changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Act that took place in January 2016. She is particularly focusing on the abuse of allocated parenting time. For example, if you are being denied parenting time, you need to reach out to the other parent showing …

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What Are the Types of Maintenance/Alimony in The State of Illinois? What If I Want to Change Them?

In the state of Illinois, maintenance, also known as alimony, can be awarded to a spouse either by agreement between the parties or court-ordered by a judge in the dissolution of a marriage or a legal separation.  The judge decides what type of maintenance the spouse will receive, the amount of time they will receive …

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What Information Needs To Be Included For The Parenting Plan Required By The State Of Illinois?

New Parenting Laws for 2016 Now that we know that the State of Illinois refers to “Custody” as “Allocation of Parental Responsibilities” as established by 2016 state law, we can move forward to outline how two parents can arrange parenting responsibilities for their children and enter their agreement within the court system, known as a …

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