Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Child Custody

Child Law Report: Illinois 96TH General Assembly By Linda S. Coon Child Law, December 2010 A summary of new laws of major interest to the ISBA's Child Law Section Council.
When a parent fails to exercise his or her parenting time By Sean McCumber and Hon. Harry E. Clem Child Law, June 2010 What is a custodial parent to do when the non-custodial parent fails to exercise his or her designated parenting time with the minor children?
Supreme Court amends rules for swifter appeals in child custody cases By Joseph Tybor Bench and Bar, April 2010 The rules changes, effective February 26, 2010, allow the appeal of custody issues even if other matters in those cases are unresolved.
Family treatment court By Hon. Michael D. Clary Bench and Bar, October 2009 At a meeting with social workers and others involved in child neglect cases to discuss the DCFS Permanency Enhancement Initiative, the topic of drug-addicted parents and the high frequency of termination of parental rights in those cases came up. The consensus of opinion was that these cases are particularly challenging and frustrating for everyone involved.
Child custody overview of Supreme Court rules By Nicole Onorato Child Law, June 2007 The new child custody rules, which took effect on July 1, 2006, are divided into three parts – A, B, and C – which apply to certain Acts. This article will give a brief overview of the new rules and will highlight key provisions in each rule.