Back to the basics: A review of contempt
As family law practitioners, we deal with contempt issues on almost a daily basis. In most of those situations, as in the case of a non-custodial parent's failure to pay child support, we get by with just using the word "contempt."
(Notice to librarians: The following issues were published in Volume 33 of this newsletter during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004: September, No. 1; December, No. 2; March, No. 3; June, No. 4).
In the 25 years since the custody act has been written, there has been much discussion among family lawyers about why the custody act is in need of overhaul.
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In the April 2003 Family Law newsletter, the Family Law Section Council set forth its “Opening Statement” relating to its work in revising the current custody and visitation provisions of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Intrastate removal of children following a divorce
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.
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
Effective January 1, 2004, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)2 will supplant the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) and become the law of the land in Illinois, as it already has become in approximately 30 other states.