With divorce rates on the rise, more and more parents are facing difficult custody situations involving their children. From parents having difficulty seeing their children on a regular basis, being denied visitation by the other parent, or not receiving enough or any monetary support, parents increasingly find themselves drawn into court to argue these issues. This book was written to inform parents of their legal rights and help them take their case through the system to protect themselves and their children. In easy-to-understand language, this book tells you: --How to get custody in Illinois--How to understand Illinois family court procedure--How to modify a custody, visitation, or support order--How to take in case of kidnapping or abuse--How to get sole or joint custody--How to terminated parental rights--How to calculate child support in Illinois--How to prove paternity
Linda H. Connell received her JD from Notre Dame Law School. She has served as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court in DuPage County, Illinois, and has worked in the area of domestic relations. Ms. Connell is licensed to practice law in Nevada, Colorado, and Illinois, and currently lives in the Chicago area.