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WHAT IF DNA PROVES THAT I AM NOT THE FATHER?

A case had been brought by DCFS against the mother and the man (‘PF’ for Presumed Father) who called himself the father of one (A.A.) of four children.  PF was mother’s live-in boyfriend. PF had signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, VAP.  He listed himself as the father on the child’s birth certificate.  He is [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|DCFS-related, The Best Interests of the Child|0 Comments

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU POST ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE

  Husband posted comments on his Facebook page.  He stated that he had intentionally and secretly recorded a court hearing.  The recording was in violation of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 63(A)(8).   He encouraged other people with court cases to do the same. The court held a hearing regarding the secret recording.  Husband testified that he [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Family Law Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS

  Wife's attorney was granted leave to withdraw. The court struck the upcoming trial date.  The court reset the trial date to a "firm and final" trial date.  That date was more than 90 days away. Wife filed a petition for interim attorney fees. She wanted money now so that she could hire another attorney. The [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Divorce, Family Law Articles|0 Comments

IS A CONVICTED CHILD SEX OFFENDER ENTITLED TO VISITATION RIGHTS?

  Father was convicted of a sex offense. With a minor child outside of Father’s family. The statute said that he could not get court-ordered visitation.  The law provided that a non-custodial parent who is a convicted child sex offender is not entitled to visitation rights.  Until he successfully completes his criminal sentence.  And “a [...]

ORDER OF PROTECTION STANDS AGAINST BAD STEPDAD

  Father sought an Order of Protection (OP) against stepfather of Father’s three daughters.  Stepfather lived with Mother and the three girls. Father alleged that stepfather physically and sexually abused two of the girls. The girl’s ages were then 7 and 4 (S.C.). The Court entered a plenary OP, after hearing. A plenary OP lasts for [...]

YOU MEAN WE REALLY ARE NOT MARRIED AFTER ALL?

This situation can come up any number of ways. 1) Two people get married. They apply for a marriage license. They don’t get it signed and returned to the proper office. Proper signature and return are requirements to finalize the divorce. 2) Two people get married. The Judge had his license revoked. Nobody knew about [...]

WHICH PARENT IS MORE LIKELY TO WORK WITH THE OTHER PARENT TO RAISE THE CHILDREN?

In 2010, the trial court made a custody judgment awarding Mother sole custody of the three minor children. In 2012, Father filed a petition to change custody to him. He claimed that since the custody judgment, Mother had engaged in "increasingly bizarre and erratic" behavior. Also, he claimed that she made "a relentless campaign to [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Custody, DCFS-related, The Best Interests of the Child|0 Comments

VIDEOTAPES ARE GOOD EVIDENCE IN COURT, ON THE SAME BASIS THAT PHOTOGRAPHS ARE.

A video of the mother repeatedly hitting her young six-year old child, D.Q., and her three-month old child, J.C., with a spatula and stick was turned over to the police.  In the video, mother was seen striking both children on parts of their bodies while dragging either D.Q. or J.C. across the floor.  The State [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|DCFS-related|0 Comments

CHILDREN SHOULD REMAIN WITH FIT PARENT

A MOTHER WHO IS A FIT PARENT SHOULD NOT HAVE HER CHILDREN TAKEN AWAY FROM HER At the end of a neglect hearing regarding TWO juveniles and their mother, the Court said that the mother was a fit parent to her two children. However, the court gave temporary custody and guardianship to the Department of [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|DCFS-related|0 Comments

Sperm Donor Can Keep It in His Pocket

SHE and HE had a sexual affair, while they were each married to someone else. SHE was living apart from HER husband, and HE went home every night to HIS wife.  SHE wanted to have a baby and HE wanted.. his love child, too, but it wasn't happening.  THEY tried everything-forget the contraceptives, numerous acts [...]

By | December 12th, 2015|Family Law Articles|0 Comments