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More states encourage shared parenting

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Friday, September 9, 2016. Illinois parents who are ending their marriages may want to learn more about seeking joint physical custody. There are a handful of states that have adopted legislation dealing with child custody reform, and several other states are…

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Family court preferences in child custody cases

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. When Illinois parents are unable to reach agreements regarding child custody disputes, they may decide to litigate their issues in family court. In making a decision about who to award primary physical custody, a family law judge…

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Guidelines for working with children in divorce

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Illinois parents who are getting a divorce should make the effort to put their children first. They should try to be amicable and avoid using the child against the other spouse. If possible, parents should try to…

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Why putting off divorce is not always a good idea

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Thursday, April 7, 2016. When Illinois residents contemplate ending their marriages, it is not uncommon for them to take significant amounts of time before they actually file their petitions. In some cases, people who spend time thinking about divorcing are able…

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Illinois divorcees may benefit from clear parenting plans

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Illinois couples who get divorced and who have young children need to take their parenting plans into careful consideration first. Even when these plans fail to work as originally intended, they may be useful fall-back documents that…

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Successful co-parenting after divorce

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Thursday, January 7, 2016. For Illinois parents, divorce isn’t the end of their relationship with their ex, but rather the start of a new one built around raising their children together while living apart. Some parents find this new arrangement fairly…

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Avoiding custody battles in Illinois

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. When parents get divorced, they may be tempted to engage in a negative and time-consuming child custody battle. However, in most cases, shared parenting is in the best interest of any children that at couple has. Shared…

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Pushing for shared parenting in custody decisions

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Illinois residents who are in the process of divorcing or considering a divorce and are facing a custody dispute might wonder about the parenting plan most beneficial to the children. Traditionally, mothers have gotten primary custody of…

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New laws support virtual visitation for Illinois parents

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Thursday, January 22, 2015. The increased scope of communication technology is giving parents, especially non-custodial parents, an extra way to connect with their children after divorce. Illinois is among the states that have created news laws to enable what is known…

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Factors considered in determining child custody

Illinois parents who are embroiled in a custody battle may wonder how a judge decides who gets the children. The legal standard is the “best interests of the child.” This means that the judge’s primary concern is deciding which parent is better able to care for the children, based on a variety of factors. The…

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Visitation in Illinois

Family courts in Illinois often appoint one spouse as the residential parent when a couple files for divorce. Following the divorce, the couple’s children are to live with the residential parent. However, the non-residential parent may be granted visitation, which is a prefixed amount of time that nonresidential parents are permitted to spend with their…

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Types of child custody awarded in Illinois

The determination of who gets custody of a child is a big undertaking when parents are going through a divorce. Part of this process is deciding if one parent or both parents will have decision-making power for major life decisions involving the child. Tthere are two types of custody that an Illinois court could order….

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