Section Newsletter Articles From Angela Peters

Animal law and environmental law: Exploring the connections and synergies By Angela Peters Animal Law, December 2016 Environmental law, with its intricate layers of international, federal, state, and local laws, is more established than its animal law counterpart. Yet animal law faces many of the same legal and strategic challenges that environmental law faced in seeking to establish a more secure foothold, both in the U.S. and abroad.
When can parents leave their children alone? By Diane L. Redleaf and Angela Peters Child Law, December 2015 The current law and policy on the question of what constitutes “inadequate supervision” is, quite frankly, a mess. In Illinois, there are at least four different legal standards at play in Illinois’ intersecting criminal, juvenile court and governing child welfare reporting and investigations law.
Our survival as tinkerers and creators By Angela Peters and Sabrina Shafer Senior Lawyers, November 2015 The realities of mentorship from the perspectives of both a mentor and mentee.
When can parents leave their children alone? By Diane L. Redleaf and Angela Peters Family Law, November 2015 The current law and policy on the question of what constitutes “inadequate supervision” is, quite frankly, a mess. In Illinois, there are at least four different legal standards at play in Illinois’ intersecting criminal, juvenile court and governing child welfare reporting and investigations law.
Will the Office of Child Support Enforcement collect spousal support? By Angela Peters Family Law, November 2014 The simple answer is no, unless there is a companion child support order to enforce.
Comments from the Chair By Angela Peters Animal Law, February 2014 A message from Chair Angela Peters.
Pet provisions in marital settlement agreements By Angela Peters Animal Law, February 2014 Sample provisions of a pet agreement.
Pet provisions in marital settlement agreements By Angela Peters Family Law, November 2013 A helpful guide to drafting pet agreements.
Comments from the Chair By Angela Peters Animal Law, October 2013 An update on the section's recent activities, from Chair Angela Peters.
Comments from the Chair By Angela Peters Animal Law, August 2013 A message from Section Chair Angela Peters.
Pet Lemon Law By Angela Peters Animal Law, August 2013 This new law provides consumer protections when purchasing cats and dogs from a pet store. It helps to ensure pet owners are provided with healthy pets upon purchase. If a licensed veterinarian determines an animal ‘unfit’ within 21 days of purchase, a buyer would have the option to get a replacement pet, a full refund on the animal, or be reimbursed by the pet store for veterinary fees.
Sperm donor can keep it in his pocket By Angela Peters Family Law, October 2012 Can a biological father, who has paid child support for five years, file a Motion to Terminate the Parent/Child Relationship based on his claim that he merely donated his sperm?
Yes, you have two husbands By Angela Peters Family Law, November 2011 Getting a divorce overseas is not a problem or something you should necessarily avoid, but be aware of the jurisdiction.
Take the home, the frying pans and all else, but Fido is mine! By Angela Peters Animal Law, September 2011 What guidance can the court employ to determine a proper value when the pet was purchased from a shelter, has been a family companion, and there are sentimental considerations from each member of the family?
Take the house but the dog is mine: Anecdotal “tails” about pet custody issues in divorce By Angela Peters Family Law, December 2009 PART TWO OF TWO PARTS (PART ONE APPEARED IN THE NOVEMBER 2009 NEWSLETTER)
Take the house but the dog is mine: Anecdotal ‘tails’ about pet custody issues in divorce By Angela Peters Family Law, November 2009 The first of a two-part series discussing pet custody issues.
Class action challenging unconstitutional DCFS practices concludes after 11 years By Diane L. Redleaf and Angela Peters Women and the Law, October 2008 In 1997, a class of parents and child-serving professionals filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Family Services, seeking extensive reform of DCFS investigations, based on violations of due process.
Class action challenges Illinois DCFS investigators’ threats in the United States Supreme Court By Angela Peters Family Law, March 2008 In 1997, a class of parents and child-serving professionals filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Family Services, seeking extensive reform of DCFS investigations, based on violations of due process.
Dupuy v. Samuels (DCFS Director), re DCFS safety plans case report By Angela Peters Women and the Law, June 2006 Entire families, including mothers, fathers, children, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, male and females of any description are possible persons who can be affected by DCFS safety plans.
Case law report By Angela Peters International and Immigration Law, July 2005 The American court properly declined to return the children to the father in Sweden, where the court found under Article 13(b) of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction that returning the children would cause them grave risk of physical or psychological harm or otherwise place them in an intolerable situation.
International driver’s license By Angela Peters International and Immigration Law, December 2002 As international traffic began to expand in the post World War II years, government officials and motoring authorities in numerous leading countries realized that the existing treaty-convention in the field (Paris 1926) no longer met the growing needs of international motoring.
A primer on international driving permits By Angela Peters Traffic Laws and Courts, December 2002 As international traffic began to expand in the post World War II years, government officials and motoring authorities in numerous leading countries realized that the existing treaty-convention in the field (Paris 1926) no longer met the growing needs of international motoring.
Plea to charge of reckless driving bars subsequent prosecution for offense of reckless homicide By Angela Peters Traffic Laws and Courts, November 2002 In People v. Sienkiewicz, 331 Ill.App.3d 70, 771 N.E.2d 580, 264 Ill.Dec. 826 (2d D. 2002), the defendant pled guilty to reckless driving after his passenger was killed when the defendant lost control of his motorcycle.
Chair’s column By Angela Peters International and Immigration Law, September 2002 I would like to share with you a very interesting article that came into my files during my year as chair.
Chair’s column By Angela Peters International and Immigration Law, June 2002 On April 25, 2002, the INS split into two divisions--one for enforcing U.S. laws against those who are illegally within our borders, and one for aliens who need protection under our laws.
Necessity of filing a timely notice of appeal following hearing on a petition to rescind By Angela Peters Traffic Laws and Courts, May 2002 When does a notice of appeal have to be filed after hearing on the Petition to Rescind in order to preserve the issues for appeal?
Chair’s column By Angela Peters International and Immigration Law, April 2002 The International and Immigration Law Section Council is coordinating the efforts of attorneys who practice in different areas, on a brochure that we would ultimately like to distribute to lawyers and the public through the ISBA and/or a program at a future annual or midyear ISBA conference.
Chair column By Angela Peters International and Immigration Law, January 2002 The ISBA International and Immigration Law Section Council has not had many significant legislative issues or proposals presented to it for consideration this year.
The enforcement of child support provisions in foreign divorce judgments By Angela Peters International and Immigration Law, January 2002 There are a legion of cases that describe why the Illinois courts will not give full faith and credit to a foreign divorce decree judgment for support.
Chair’s column By Angela Peters International and Immigration Law, November 2001 The International and Immigration Law Section Council meets every other month, in order to evaluate pending and prospective legislation; monitor the progress and status of its CLE programs, and section membership, newsletter articles and printing schedules; review informational items included in the meeting agenda; and discuss new business ideas and involvement for the future.

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