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Section Newsletter Articles on Parental Rights

Evolving standards on standing in child care By Jeffrey A. Parness Human Rights, March 2013 This spring, the Illinois General Assembly may consider significant amendments to both the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act  and the Illinois Parentage Act.
Evolving standards on standing to child care By Jeffrey A. Parness Family Law, March 2013 This spring, the Illinois General Assembly may consider significant amendments to both the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act  and the Illinois Parentage Act.
Standing in the way of the modern evolving family By Nanette A. McCarthy and Bridget M. Storrs Family Law, February 2013 A discussion of recent cases that have forced the appellate courts to consider who can claim parental rights in less-than-traditional circumstances.
Case law in termination of parental rights matters By Catherine M. Ryan Child Law, December 2006 During 2006, the Supreme Court and Appellate Courts have clarified two grounds for termination of parental rights, and have discussed the behavior of the parent and of the social service agency in the process.
Termination of Parental Rights in Illinois and The Americans With Disabilities Act By Lori DeYoung and Alan Novick Child Law, June 2006 Assessing the risk of child maltreatment in order to prevent an initial incident or reoccurrence of injury is a critical duty of professionals working in child protective services.