Child Custody Arrangements in Illinois: What if my partner and I disagree?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Family Law.

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Negotiating who gets to spend time with the children on a continuous schedule can be a very stressful time for either parent. Determining who gets the children on birthdays, holidays, and special events can be taxing. While arrangements need to be made in advance in order to provide stability for the children, it is possible… Read More »

Can I Own A Gun If I Have a Protective Order Against Me?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Family Law.

The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 establishes severe penalties for anyone convicted of domestic violence. According to domestic violence law, abuse includes both physical and emotional abuse. It is also considered abuse to harass, threaten, or force someone to do something against his or her will. The law is designed to be broad so… Read More »

Who Gets To Decide Where The Kids Go To School?

Author: Don Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Family Law.

Custody cases can be very complex and complicated depending on the parties involved. Some parents are able to arrive at a mutually acceptable custody agreement that allows both parents to continue being an active participant in their child’s life. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and the court must intervene to decide custody issues… Read More »

Free Report: Illinois Grandparent Law – Do I Have a Right to See My Grandchild?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Family Law.

The U. S. Census results from 2000 revealed that 2.4 million children were being raised by their grandparents. By the 2010 census, that number had more than doubled to 4.9 million. The epidemic has grown so fast that USA.gov now has a special webpage for grandparents seeking assistance with raising their grandchildren. Unfortunately, this is… Read More »

Modifying Child Support Orders

Author: Don Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Family Law.

“I am still paying child support though the children are living with me and the custody arrangement has changed. Do I have to continue paying?” When the court issues a child support order and custody order, it is based on the facts and circumstances presented to the court at the time the order was signed.… Read More »