Category: Parenting Time

Holiday Breaks and Child Care
Posted October 28, 2020

During the first year of a divorce, holidays can be a difficult time – not only for the parents but for children as well. Happy memories from times when families were together can take a toll on your children. The good news is you can make the holiday transition easier for your children by keeping […]

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Parenting Plans in Illinois
Posted September 03, 2020

In Illinois, parenting plans are taken quite seriously by the court. Also known as custody statements in other states, this document outlines how parental time and responsibilities are to be divided by parents post-divorce. Each parent has 120 days from the date they filed for custody to submit their proposed plan. What Should Be Mentioned […]

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How to Relocate With a Minor Child
Posted June 08, 2020

If you are divorced and are thinking of accepting a job offer in another state, you may need to get court approval before relocating there with your children, according to Section 609.2 of the Illinois Marriage And Dissolution Of Marriage Act. However, if you are the custodial parent, you may not require court approval at […]

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Do You Need Protected Parenting Time With Your Children?
Posted March 18, 2020

As a non-custodial parent, your visits to your children are restricted. If your actions have had a negative impact on your children’s physical and emotional health, the court can place greater restrictions. Generally, visitation is not set in a joint or sole custody situation unless a child’s welfare is at stake. In Illinois, courts use […]

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Factors Influencing the Parenting Time Schedule
Posted July 12, 2017

Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), divorcing parents are required to work on a parenting plan where both parties have to mutually agree on all of its aspects. Generally, a parenting plan comprises of a schedule for parenting time (formerly known as visitation), among other things, for taking care of children. […]

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