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February 2018 Archives

Amendment to Illinois law regulating parenting time proposed

For Illinois parents who have parted ways, custody and visitation is often one of the most difficult issues for them to hash out. Determining which parent will be the custodial parent, what the visitation plan will be, and how to assess best interests of children are just some of the factors that must be decided. Fathers frequently believe they face an unfair bias when parenting time and custody is allocated. A proposed change to the law seeks to make the process fairer to fathers and give them 50-50 custody is being considered.

When can my divorce be a joint simplified dissolution?

Not all Illinois divorces are contentious and complicated with emotional issues causing discord between the parties. In certain cases, the couple can resolve their issues without rancor and simply part ways and move on with their lives. Those whose circumstances are such that amicable resolutions are possible should understand what is necessary under state law to have a joint simplified dissolution of marriage. There are conditions that must be met for a joint simplified dissolution.

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