Lavin & Parisi, Attorneys at Law

June 2012 Archives

Child custody laws shift after new research

When the parents of a child are no longer together, special considerations must be made. In these circumstances, decisions about child custody and child visitation are important. There are two main types of child custody in Illinois -- legal custody and physical custody.

House bill may ease international child support collection

As McHenry County readers may know, raising children can be very expensive. From diapers to college, children cost a lot of money. Under Illinois family law, both parents have an obligation to financially support their children. When parents divorce, the court will award child support payments to ensure that children continue to receive the support they are entitled to under the law.

New suit challenges constitutionality of civil unions in Illinois

Illinois is now joining a growing list of states discussing the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Currently, Illinois family laws allow same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships. However, these couples are not allowed to marry because of a law that defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman.

Advanced planning important for same sex partners

There are some benefits that heterosexual couples get to take advantage of -- often without even thinking about them. These benefits often include financial advantages and decision making powers. However, the same is not true for the estimated 900,000 same sex couples in the United States. While Illinois does recognize civil unions, theses Illinois laws will not protect couples when they travel outside of the state.

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