Monthly Archives: November 2017

  • What is a Parenting Plan and what does it include?

    In Illinois, when a divorce or parentage case is filed, the parents have 120 days to file a proposed “Parenting Plan” (formerly known as “child custody agreement” or “co-parenting agreement”) with the court. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”) defines a “Parenting Plan” as “a written agreement that allocates significant decision-making responsibilities,

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  • What is the Difference Between (1) an Attorney for the Child, (2) a Child Representative, and (3) a Guardian ad Litem?

    When a married couple decides to end their marriage and they have a child or children together, they often disagree on how matters should play out regarding the best interests of their child or children, as it is easy to lose sight of what is really important in a heated divorce proceeding. If you find

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