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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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Cook Cty domestic relations judges give privacy perks to wealthy?

Cook Cty domestic relations judges give privacy perks to wealthy? The Chicago Tribune released a blockbuster this week when it documented in an extensive article that Cook County Domestic Relations Division judges have been allowing the wealthy and influential to file divorce, child custody, parentage and other domestic cases using only their initials -- or…
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Changes may be coming to Illinois child custody and parentage law

Changes may be coming to Illinois child custody and parentage law Last week, we discussed a bill before the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee that would clarify and codify the collaborative law process for resolving divorce and family law disputes. That bill isn't the only family law reform proposal before the legislature this year, however. Two…
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Illinois Senate proposal would codify collaborative law practice

Illinois Senate proposal would codify collaborative law practice A bill currently being considered by the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee could provide clearer guidance to those interested in a more amicable way to resolve divorce and family disputes. Collaborative law isn't new -- it's already being practiced by trained family law practitioners across the state. If…
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