Illinois Family Law Parenting Plan Basics

If you are getting a divorce and you have children, you need to understand the Illinois family law parenting plan basics because it will lay out who will make decisions about your children. Our attorneys at O’Dekirk, Allred and Associates in Joliet can help you through this process, protecting your rights and helping you fight…

Adoption Basics in Illinois

More than 15,000 children over the last ten years have found loving homes across our state. Is your family interested in adopting? If so, it’s important to learn the adoption basics in Illinois from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Whether you’re single or married, gay or straight, a step-parent, a surrogate, an…

Divorce Maintenance (Alimony) Calculations in Illinois

Divorce Maintenance (Alimony) Calculations in Illinois In 2015, the divorce maintenance (alimony) calculations in Illinois were changed. Our attorneys at O’Dekirk, Allred and Associates in Joliet can help you figure out how these changes (amendments to Sections 504 and 505), regarding the amount and duration of maintenance, will affect your divorce. Maintenance Calculations Then &…

The Basics of Parental Responsibility in Illinois Family Law

Divorce can be hard on a family when there’s a child involved. It often involves a judge making decisions about what each parent can and cannot do. If you are thinking about a divorce, it is important for you to get honest legal advice from experienced professionals. Our lawyers at O’Dekirk, Allred and Associates in…

New Illinois Law Makes Changes in Investigation, Prosecution of Rape Cases

To best serve our clients, our attorneys at O’Dekirk, Allred and Associates in Joliet are always on top of the latest changes in criminal laws. Today, we’d like to tell you about a new Illinois law that makes changes in investigation and prosecution of rape cases. This legislation strengthens the rights of sexual assault victims…

New Rules for Pot Decriminalization Law

Our lawyers at O’Dekirk, Allred, and Associates in Joliet applaud the recently announced Illinois Supreme Court’s new rules for pot decriminalization law. In July, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the law giving the state’s Supreme Court authority to define the rules for a new civil law violation of possessing up to 10 grams of cannabis or…

New Illinois Sentencing Law

Our lawyers at O’Dekirk, Allred, and Associates in Joliet understand that serving a prison sentence can negatively affect your life. That’s why we wanted to let you know about a new Illinois sentencing law that will be effective as of January 1. As you may know, both misdemeanor and felony convictions come with the possibility…

Thinking About Adopting a Child in Illinois? What You Need to Know.

If you are thinking about adopting a child in Illinois, here’s what you need to know from our experts at O’Dekirk, Allred & Associates in Joliet. You must be 21 years old to adopt a child in Illinois. You may be single, married, or divorced. But if you are separated from your spouse, you must…

New Laws for Illinois in 2016

The legislature passed new laws for Illinois in 2016. Do you know about them? At O’Dekirk, Allred and Associates in Joliet, we believe that keeping you aware of changes like this will ensure you’re always on the right side of the law. With hundreds of new laws becoming effective this year, there are many that…
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