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Church attendance questioned in parenting plan dispute

For many people in Illinois and across the country, religion is a deeply personal and important issue. For some, their life centers around their devotion to their spirituality. Unfortunately, parents who have different ideas regarding religion may struggle to agree on how their children should interact with their faith. In fact, church attendance was recently at the center of a parenting plan dispute that occurred in another state; the state's Supreme Court was ultimately required to weigh in on the issue.

Child custody: Mother allegedly said $1 million will help her

Rap music fans in Illinois and throughout the country mourned the death of super star Nipsey Hussle when he was shot outside a clothing store he owned. The rapper/philanthropist was the father of two children, one of whom is the central focus of a contentious child custody battle. The court will soon decide whether the child should be placed under legal guardianship of her paternal aunt or be placed in the custody of her mother.

Enforcing or modifying an Illinois child custody or support order

Parents in Illinois often struggle with differing parenting philosophies when they are still in a romantic relationship. If that relationship ends, it is often even more difficult to agree on what is in the best interests of the children. As such, the courts often have to step in and make a child custody or support decision.

Child custody ruling overruled after judge accepts friend request

Parents in Illinois often struggle to decide what is best for their children. This an be especially true for parents who are no longer in a romantic relationship. If their struggles result in a case heard before a court, both parents should be able to expect that their child custody case will be heard by an impartial judge. An appeals court in another state has recently ruled on the side of a father who claims a judge's social media friendship meant that he received an impartial hearing.

Illinois considers changes in child custody laws

Most parents in Illinois work hard to make the decisions that are in the best interests of their children. For some couples, this means choosing to divorce so that both parents can live happier lives and set good examples for their children. In the past, many parents might be concerned that making such a decision would mean less time with their children. However, more states are starting to recognize the importance of an equal parenting arrangement. Some politicians are working to ensure that this new mindset regarding child custody is reflected in Illinois laws.

Low conflict resolutions to child custody, divorce issues

When divorce is portrayed in movies and television, it is often a dramatic hearing in a courtroom. While such a scenario does happen in Illinois in real life, litigation can ultimately complicate the process of creating a child custody plan and settling other divorce-related issues. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the conflict in such proceedings.

Information on child custody in Illinois

Parenting with another person is difficult enough when the parents remain in a committed, romantic relationship. When that relationship ends, some parents in Illinois may have difficulty. Though both parents likely want only what is in the child's best interests, they may struggle to agree on what that is. Fortunately, the law firm of Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd. is ready to help you fight for what is right for your child and is aware of how recent changes in state law may impact your child custody claims.

Birdnesting: An alternative child custody arrangement

Parents in Illinois often spend a great deal of time considering what is in the best interests of their children. Often they must balance what is best for their children with maintaining their overall mental and physical well-being. While many parents may be tempted to stay together for their children, some ultimately come to the decision that children are better with two happy parents living separate lives than two unhappy parents living together. As such, they are left to explore child custody arrangements that could ease their children into their new normal.

Child custody matters: Guiding children through a divorce

The vast majority of people in Illinois would likely agree that divorce is difficult for all parties involved. In fact, some people may choose to delay or avoid a divorce because they are worried about the overall well-being of the children. While a contentious divorce can have a negative impact on children, there are certain child custody and other considerations that could help children with the transition to two homes.

Shared parenting now viewed as ideal child custody plan

Shared parenting is often promoted today as the ideal living arrangement in divorce cases in Illinois and elsewhere around the country involving children. While it seems to be the favored child custody scenario now, it has not always been viewed as such. A psychologist who has long studied children and divorce has offered insights on how shared parenting is viewed by professionals.

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