Archive, November 2014.

Sometimes, no matter how hard parents try, their child might be beyond their control. This may occur after a troubling divorce, during a child custody dispute, or even in the absence of these circumstances.. Such situations call for government (authoritative) intervention. Under Illinois law, authoritative intervention is required for children under the age of 18 if the child:
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When their children misbehave, some parents do not think twice about spanking them. However, it might be wise to think twice in certain situations, as doing so could result in criminal charges, or could lead a custodial parent to lose custody.
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The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines last month when it declined to review several same-sex marriage cases, allowing the unions to proceed in those states and opening the door for them to proceed in others. That decision also affirmed the legality of same-sex marriage in Illinois. However, a recent decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals could have an impact on Illinois family law – and family law across the country – if that case ultimately winds up before the Supreme Court.
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If you discover that you can no longer live with your spouse, you might assume that divorce is your only option. That is not the case, however. You could opt for a legal separation.
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Illinois law applies the best interest standard in civil matters involving children. Divorce proceedings, child custody battles, adoptions and visitation hearings are all examples of matters where a court must consider what is in the best interests of the child. These best interests include maximizing the child’s physical, mental, moral and emotional well-being.
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A recent report discussed whether adoptions can be dissolved and why some adoptive parents might want to relinquish responsibility for their adopted child. This is a sensitive issue, and while an Illinois adoption can be vacated under limited circumstances, these situations are unique to the individuals involved and generally should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Like physical stalking, cyberstalking is a form of domestic abuse. In fact, our increasing reliance upon electronic communication and our ubiquitous presence on social media make cyberstalking an even greater threat. You could be the victim of cyberstalking if a person uses electronic communication to follow, observe, threaten, monitor or contact you without your consent. “Electronic communication” includes – but is not limited to – transmissions via email, text message, instant message and voicemail.
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For some spouses in Illinois, uncontested divorce is an option. Sometimes referred to as a “simple” divorce, this legal end to a marriage may be considered when the divorce process will not feature disputes or negotiations. In some cases, this absence of argumentation is the result of a lack of any children or financial assets to fight over. Other times, an agreement has already been reached regarding children-related issues such as custody. If either scenario is applicable, an uncontested divorce may be executed by an experienced Illinois family law attorney. While not an option for all …
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