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Month: October 2014

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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Using mediation in an Illinois divorce

Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution, and as such, it is a different avenue through which divorcing spouses may be able to reach an agreement short of having a family court make decisions for them in property division, child custody, child support and spousal support. If the parties are able to reach an…
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