Religious Training Decisions With Young Children

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jul 29,2021

If two parties do not agree upon how they would like their young child to be religiously educated, then the court will make the decision after taking into account what is in the child’s best interests. A Guardian Ad Litem or Custody Evaluator may become involved in these cases. If you need guidance through your […]

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Legal Seperation vs Legal Divorce

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jul 21,2021

If a couple chooses to separate instead of legally divorcing, it can be due to many possible which include: -The couple is unsure if they would like to pursue a divorce, and are using the separation as a trial period. -The couple is unable to divorce due to certain religious to spiritual beliefs. -The couple […]

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Co-Parenting Tips

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jul 15,2021

A bulletproof co-parenting plan is vital in the event of a divorce. Here are some helpful co-parenting tips, that will encourage healthy communication. Some of these tips include sticking to a schedule, and taking advantage of technology. For compassionate guidance throughout your family law case, contact Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law. Attorney Michael J. […]

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Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jul 08,2021

Did you know that in 2016, a language change was made to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act? This change took away the words “visitation” and “custody”. They were replaced with the terms “parental responsibilities” and “parenting time”. If you would like to learn more about updates to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution […]

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Illinois Child Support

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jul 01,2021

In July of 17, a new law that changed the way child support is calculated in Illinois went into effect. The law implemented an income shared approach when it comes to calculating child support. Child support is now calculated according to the combined net income of the parents. If you need guidance throughout your divorce […]

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