For most Illinoisans, having a child is a life-altering milestone, an event that shifts priorities away from oneself and toward the new life he or she helped usher into this world. However, according to the partner of the singer, Liam Gallagher, Gallagher should have only restricted access to his child.
As Chicago readers may know, Illinois follows the no-fault doctrine for dissolution of marriages. Under the no-fault rules, a spouse seeking a divorce is not required to prove that the other spouse committed some form of marital misconduct, such as adultery, abuse or addictive behavior. Nonetheless, divorcing spouses often find it difficult to refrain from finger-pointing and name-calling in the emotional roller coaster that may accompany the end of a marriage.
Many decisions must be made as a couple ends their marriage. Couples seeking divorce can be as contentious or as amicable as they choose. Illinois couples can work directly with each other and their attorneys to create a settlement. This settlement can be detailed and cover every aspect of the divorce, including child custody and visitation. Working together, couples can generally save time and money by staying out of court.
Recently, a panel has been put together to discuss uniform family law rules for military service members. Specifically, this panel, which is made up of representatives from every state including Illinois, is trying to come up with a uniform set of child custody laws.
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.
A U.S congressman from Illinois who has been divorced from his ex-wife for ten years recently settled a child support claim that he said made him, "go to bed wanting to scream."
As many Illinois residents know, nontraditional family structures are common these days. With varying family configurations, child custody or visitation issues are more and more relevant. However, did you know that an increasing number of firstborns in the United States have unmarried parents? These numbers have changed significantly over the past decade.
Many Illinois residents know that divorce is extremely stressful. Furthermore, when the process ultimately splits a family apart, the issue of child custody and child visitation can come become important to parents.
After a divorce, many child-related legal disputes can arise. A separating couple must resolve many questions that will inevitably affect their children's future. Where will my kids live? When will I see them? Where will they spend the holidays? These custody and visitation matters are difficult to determine, especially when the separating parents do not get along. In a recent case, a man is trying to gain custody and visitation rights of a boy he raised and financially supported. Nevertheless, the legal system challenges whether the man is technically the father of the child.
A child-related legal disagreement can be emotionally exhausting. However, as many Illinois residents know, the outcome of a child custody case can affect not only your life, but the life of your child. In most cases, courts consider the best interests of a child when deciding how to rule on a particular case.