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September 2016 Archives

New Illinois Divorce Laws - Custody and Visitation

As of January 1, 2016 Illinois has adopted new language in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act as it relates to child custody and visitation in divorce cases. These two words that we have all grown to know and love must now be removed from our vocabulary. Beginning January 1, 2016 the term "custody" is now known as "allocation of parental responsibilities". The term "visitation" has a slightly less wordy change to "parenting time". You may read the full statute here. The pertinent part is as follows:

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