Parental Responsibility for Children’s College Expenses After a Divorce

Parental obligation to contribute to children’s college expenses in Illinois In Illinois parents, who are divorced, who are legally separated or who have never married, may be ordered to contribute to their children’s college or professional training expenses after graduation from high school.   By statute, parental contribution to children’s post high school educational expenses is not a mandatory obligation, but is entirely within a court’s discretionary powers. 750 ILCS 5/513(a)(2).  Absent a parental agreement specifically …

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Virtual Visitation in Illinois

Virtual visitation overview Under Illinois law, a non-custodial parent is entitled reasonable visitation with his or her child unless a court has determined, after a hearing, that the visitation would endanger the child’s physical, mental, moral, or emotional health. Traditionally, visitation has meant in-person time spent between the child and a parent. However, the pervasive expansion of the internet and the rapid technological advances in electronic communication have resulted in “virtual visitation” becoming yet another …

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Don’t Overcomplicate Your Divorce Case, Hire A Chicago Divorce Lawyer

Divorce can be a complicated thing.  Especially if you’re Christo Lassiter and Sharlene Boltz, divorced couple from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Not only have this couple been feuding over court hearings and paperwork for the last 20 years, they’re law professors! According to Above The Law, 56 year old Christo is a professor of law and criminal justice at the University of Cincinnati and got his BA from University of Chicago.  Sharlene, 52, is a law professor …

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Grandparent Visitation Rights

Should Grandparents have a right of visitation to their grandchildren? If you were to define “right” as a fundamental right protected by our United States Constitution, any attorney or justice would tell you NO! These “grandparent visitation” cases all stem from the U.S. Supreme Court case of Troxel v. Granville in which the Court stated that allowing a grandparent visitation rights over the objection of the child’s parents interfered with the parent’s fundamental right to …

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What Are The Reasonable Grounds For Divorce?

In the United States, every state has its own set of rules regarding divorce and what constitutes as ‘reasonable grounds’ for one. Nowadays, there are basically two different types of divorces available to couples who believe that ending their marriage is the only option left. The two available options are ‘fault’ and ‘no fault’ divorces. In this article, we are going to talk about the differences in these two types of divorces, and about what …

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