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.
Illinois Supreme Court issues two decisions in family law area By Susan M. Brazas Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2004 The Illinois Supreme Court has recently issued two opinions significant to attorneys practicing in the areas of child custody and child neglect.
Intrastate removal of children following a divorce By Nancy Ann Ward and Darla A. Foulker Family Law, June 2004 It is very common after a divorce for a custodial parent to desire to move elsewhere in the State of Illinois to be closer to his/her family, to remarry, and/or for better career opportunities.
Relocation in custody and divorce: Giving weight to the best interests of the custodial parent in alignment with the best interests of the child By Colleen Buckwalter Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, May 2004 Relocation post-divorce presents concerns for the custodial as well as the non-custodial parent.