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Child Custody & Parenting Time

Can I Change My Parenting Time Agreement in Illinois?

When two parents seek to divorce, they must also consider the needs and future of their children. The law addresses this through child custody arrangements, known as parenting time and parental responsibilities. Like other divorce matters, parents are encouraged to reach an agreement on these issues. If they can’t, the family court judge will step […]

Are you a Father? Here’s Why You Should Establish Paternity

In Illinois, if a child’s parents are not married when the child is born or are in a civil union, the father is not considered the legal father of the child. The father’s name cannot be added to the child’s birth certificate until paternity is legally established. The Importance of Establishing Paternity Paternity, which is […]

Step up Your Co-Parenting This Year!

Do you want to improve your co-parenting but aren’t sure how to? Click here for a dozen tips to try out this new year!

Options for 50/50 Placement Schedules

As you work with your children’s other parent on setting up a placement (visitation) schedule, there are myriad options to choose from. Even parents who coparent very well together and take things week by week often like to agree upon a set “default” schedule so that, should there ever be a disagreement, there is a […]

What is parallel parenting?

In an ideal world, divorced couples would end on neutral-to-good terms. However, this is not always the case. In many instances, the anger and pain from the events leading up to the divorce may cause couples to never wish to speak again. Unfortunately, if you have children with your ex-spouse, you will need to learn […]

Mediation can help with child custody decisions

Deciding on a child custody agreement is a challenging endeavor for some divorcing parents. Things can quickly become contentious if they only focus on what they want. A court will decide on child custody if the parents are unable to come to an agreement, but this takes the control out of the parents’ hands. Mediation […]