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February 2015 Archives

Establishing paternity is a key part of father’s rights

No matter if two parents have been married or not, the father of a child has rights that should be protected. At Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., we understand the struggles a man may face as he is trying to establish child custody or visitation. There are legal measures a father can take to maintain his interests as well as the best interests of the child.

What is Illinois’ right of first refusal law?

From time to time, custodial parents in Lake County may need to leave their children in the care of a babysitter, or other child-care provider, for an extended period of time. Situations such as this can arise for any number of reasons, including business trips, regular work schedules or the need to handle family matters. Often, parents in these cases may not think, or want, to ask their child’s other parent. Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, parents may be required to first offer the right to watch their child while they are away to the child’s other parent.

Financial tips for Illinois couples going through divorce

One of the most common problems divorcing couples face is dividing marital property and dealing with the financial fallout. For those in Illinois and across the country, property division can often cause stress and even lead to serious money problems. There are measures people can take to protect themselves and their wallets in the event of a divorce.

Making modifications after the divorce is final

Couples in Illinois who are going through a divorce often take great care to draw up terms that best serve both parties and any children involved. At Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., we understand that a family dynamic can change following a divorce, prompting a need for modification to certain aspects of the agreement.