Month: August 2014

Establishing paternity

Illinois parents may want to know more about paternity laws and how paternity is established in various circumstances. When a child is born to an unmarried couple, the father is not considered the legal father, and his name cannot be added to the birth certificate. He...

Seeking mediation during a divorce

If you are looking to separate from a spouse and legally end a relationship in Illinois, you might consider pursuing mediation. Mediation is often an effective way of pursuing a divorce if you and your spouse are still on good terms. Mediation involves taking the case...

Illinois child support regulations

According to state law, children under the age of 18 are legally entitled to receive support from both parents, and child support is the amount that the non-custodial parent is required to provide until they are an adult or the child becomes emancipated. Emancipation...

Illinois child custody determinations

Illinois parents may be curious as to how a judge decides child custody when divorcing parents are unable to agree. Custody may be sole or joint. Despite the name, joint child custody does not necessitate that the parents share parenting time equally. It simply means...


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