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Yearly Archives: 2015

Step-Parents Can Obtain Custody

New Illinois Custody Law:  Step-Parents Can Obtain Custody This blog is focused on the new Illinois custody law affecting Palatine, Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows. Under certain conditions in the new law, step-parents can obtain custody of a minor child in Illinois.  Per amended custody law 750 ILCS5/601, This law goes into effect on January 1, 2015 and has…
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IL Custody Law Changes 2016

Illinois Custody Law Changes 2016:  Allocation of Parental Responsibilities  PER 750 ILCS 600 The purpose of this blog is to take a step by step approach and analysis of IL custody law changes which will become effective January 1, 2016. These changes will affect all custody filings in Illinois, including Chicago, Palatine and Arlington Heights and surrounding…
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New Illinois Custody Laws in 2016

New Illinois Custody Laws in 2016 Pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/600, Effective January 1, 2016 The custody laws in the State of Illinois, including Palatine and Arlington Heights, are amended and changed as of January 1, 2016.  All custody orders entered by a Court of the State of Illinois will be required to comply with…
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Family Law: Length of Maintenance (Alimony)

FAMILY LAW, LENGTH OF MAINTENANCE (Alimony) Part V The duration of maintenance is now calculated per 750 ILCS 5/504 Section (b-1) (1) (B). This applies to Cook County cases which includes the targeted audience in Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The section now deals directly with the question of the duration that maintenance…
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