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THE PROPER DRAFTING OF A PETITION IS VERY IMPORTANT

In dissolution proceedings, The Trial Court entered a parenting agreement.  It granted sole care, custody, and control of the parties' two sons to the children's mother. It is now three years later.   Father filed for modification.   He alleged that his move to Indianapolis was a substantial change in circumstances.  He requested a majority of parenting [...]

IN CONFORMITY WITH PEOPLE MOVING AROUND SO MUCH

Illinois House Bill 2186 will amend the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.  The bill changes the definition of "relocation".  It is revised to mean a change of residence from the child's current primary residence to a new residence within this State. It will no longer be a location in a specific county within [...]

THE COURT MAY NOT SEE IT YOUR WAY

Court granted emergency motion of mother.  Father's parenting time was restricted due to his conduct during his parenting time with his 2 minor children. Father used profanity.   He spoke poorly of their mother.   He threatened dangerous punishment.   He showed an inability to control his anger. The trial court found that father's conduct placed a significant [...]

By | October 5th, 2018|Custody, Parenting Plans|0 Comments

IF YOU DON’T AGREE, SAY SO LOUD ENOUGH

Wife filed for divorce.  They had an oral settlement agreement.  The Judge granted the divorce.  Wife appealed. Wife alleged that she was pushed into settlement by her attorney.  She alleged that she had no choice.  The Appellate Court said that was insufficient to invalidate the settlement agreement. A property settlement should not be disregarded simply [...]

YOU MAY NEED A TRANSCRIPT TO PROVE WHAT HAPPENED IN COURT

Mother filed a petition to restrict the visitation of the father.   She alleged disrupting conduct by the father in the presence of the children. The trial court determined that Father's behavior was ‘not only disturbing but egregious. It warrants a modification of the Joint Parenting Agreement.’  Also, his behavior was “a substantial endangerment” to the [...]

YOUNG’UNS HAVE A YOUNG’UN

The Paternity Trial Court made a finding that Evan was the father of the child.  Evan’s name was listed on the child's birth certificate.    The mother and father were 18 at the time of the child’s birth. They were never married. They each lived with their own parents. The Court also ordered that the mother [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|Child Support, Custody, Parenting Plans|0 Comments

NEW CHILD SUPPORT LAW TOOK EFFECT AFTER PARTIES’ DIVORCE

The Trial Court entered a final parenting plan and judgment. The parties were now divorced.  Father filed a Motion to Reconsider. He felt that the Court was wrong in certain parenting decisions it had made.  The Court denied Father’s motion. Father also filed a Motion to Reconsider the amount of child support that he was [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|Child Support, Parenting Plans|0 Comments

DON’T START PACKING YET

The mother petitioned the court to move with the minor child to Ohio.  She had been offered a career position there.  The trial court granted a temporary removal.  The court would make a final decision at the end of the divorce case.  At the end of the case, the court denied mother’s request. The court [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Parenting Plans, The Best Interests of the Child|0 Comments

THE PLAN WAS GOOD, SO THE JUDGE SAID TO KEEP FOLLOWING IT

  The divorce court judge ordered that each parent would share residential responsibilities in caring for their child, Robert, at the marital residence.  Robert was eight years old. The house Robert would live in was where Robert had lived all of his life.  Dad would have Robert in this home from Thursday night through Sunday [...]

JOINT CUSTODY MEANS MAKING DECISIONS TOGETHER, NOT BY YOURSELF

Parents shared joint custody of their two daughters.  Father had specific visitation time with the girls.  Mother moved 324 miles away. She had not filed a petition in court. She had not told the father of her intended move. She certainly did not get his consent. She enrolled them in school at their new location.  [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Parenting Plans, The Best Interests of the Child|0 Comments