In a divorce or custody case, there can be advantages to being the first to file.
A person who is charged with a crime relating to child abuse will often find themselves also facing a DHS or DCFS child abuse report, a custody case, and/or a juvenile abuse/neglect case.
In some counties, there is a “one judge one child” rule which means that a single judge is assigned to handle each hearing in a divorce or custody case that involves one or more minor children. The purpose of that rule is to ensure that the judge who makes the final custody determination is as familiar with the case as possible, since that judge’s ruling will have a long-lasting effect upon the child’s life. The one judge one child rule … Continued
In a divorce case that is resolved by agreement, a Marital Settlement Agreement will set forth the specifics of that agreement.
The term “father rights” is often informally used in connection with a divorce or child custody cases in Illinois. This article addresses father’s rights and the state of the law in Iowa and Illinois insofar as the gender of a parent is concerned.