Can I Ask My Ex to Sign Over His or Her Parental Rights?

Being a parent is hard work, and sometimes, the job is made even more difficult by the inappropriate actions of the other parent. Whether as a result of a divorce case, an abuse case, or a case involving domestic violence or other improper or illegal act, there may be...

Do I Need Permission to Take My Kids on Vacation?

Taking your child on an out-of-state vacation seems very reasonable. From road trips to family reunions to European getaways, traveling can be a fun way to bond with family. However, if you and your spouse are divorced and share custody or parental responsibilities of...

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Am Deployed?

Understanding Illinois family laws, divorce laws, and child support laws while you are serving in the military and are deployed can feel overwhelming. Indeed, if you are abroad or plan to be abroad, knowing whether or not you need to pay child support, how that...

What Happens in a Custody Battle?

If you and your spouse are divorcing or separating, you may have fears about the upcoming “custody battle” that will take place between you and your spouse regarding your children. While it is true that many custody cases can be very contentious, a battle is not...