Child Visitation in the Summer

  Kids love the summertime. There is no school, they get to spend time with friends, go to summer camps, and spend hours on electronic devices. At the same time, summers can be tough on children and their separated parents. This is because both parents sometime have plans and desires for their children that conflict  … Read more

Developing a Parenting Plan

Developing a Parenting Plan

Child custody can be incredibly complex and intricate. It is so important that parents and courts develop custody arrangements that are realistic and meet children’s needs. In Illinois, these formal arrangements are called parenting plans. Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, a parenting plan is a “written agreement that allocates significant decision-making  … Read more

Mother Wins Fight Against Judge’s Ruling That Found Her To Be A Fit Parent And Still Granted DCFS Temporary Custody Of Her Children

A mother was found to be a fit parent of her 2 minor children ages 9 and 10 and a father was found to be an unfit parent, however, the court awarded temporary custody and guardianship of the minor children to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).  Illinois State Supreme Court Ruling:  … Read more