Changes to the Adoption Act intended to reduce time to termination
Late last summer, the Illinois Legislature passed SB 1686, amending the Adoption Act by changing the measuring time frame for parents to make reasonable progress toward their Court-ordered services in order to avoid termination of their parental rights.
Post-majority support for education in Illinois
While support for college expenses is regularly included in a Judgment for Dissolution, Illinois case law is inconsistent regarding the correct measure of a parent’s financial obligations.
Raising the age of adult criminal prosecutions
The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission has recommended raising the misdemeanor age to include 17-year-old youth charged with felony offenses (but not violent felonies subject to automatic transfer to adult court).
VAP—Standing to challenge
The Illinois Supreme Court will decide this term whether the State has standing to file a motion to declare the nonexistence of a parent child relationship.