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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Who is required to cooperate in child support enforcement?

Who is required to cooperate in child support enforcement? An Illinois resident who has custody of a child may find that a need to seek public assistance related to the medical care of the child may arise. In such cases, a public entity may have to conduct activities related to the support of the child…
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The effects of establishing paternity in Illinois

The Effects of Establishing Paternity in Illinois According to Illinois law, if an unmarried couple has a child together, the father will not have any legal rights regarding custody or visitation unless he establishes paternity. The mother will also not be able to obtain child support payments unless the father's paternity has been established. For…
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Petitioning for visitation in Illinois

Petitioning for visitation in Illinois Chicago parents who do not have custody of their children may consider petitioning for visitation in Illinois. Alternatively, these parents may ask that provisions of this nature be included in their divorce decree. This applies to divorce cases in Cook County, Lake County, Chicago, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows and…
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Types of custody in Illinois

Types of Custody in Illinois Most people in Illinois think custody only refers to where a child will live most of the time. Legally, however, custody also refers to the ability of one or both parents to make important decisions for the child in such areas as medical, educational, counseling and religious choices. This decision-making…
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