Do you and your child’s other parent have a decent relationship? Are you wanting to change the terms of your parenting plan? Maybe you are looking to get paternity established, a new holiday schedule, or update the terms of your child support. There are many great online resources to help guide … [Read more...] about IS DOC PREP FOR YOU?
Check out these FAQ regarding CASA. These helpful answers are provided to you by the Executive Director of CASA of Jefferson County, Brenda Torrez. 1. What is a CASA? Court Appointed Special Advocates-CASA is a volunteer non profit organization that serves Children in Foster care in the … [Read more...] about CASA FAQ
What is a GAL? GAL stands for Guardian ad Litem. In Illinois, a GAL is an attorney that represents the best interests of a child. What does a GAL do? The GAL investigates the case and gives a recommendation, based on the child's best interests, to the court, either orally or written … [Read more...] about GAL FAQ
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution. What does that mean for you? Mediation can be the path you take instead of the traditional court route for your divorce or parenting issues. Mediation can be entered into voluntarily at any point during or even before your court case or it may be … [Read more...] about What is mediation?
If you have found yourself involved in the juvenile abuse and neglect court system - as a biological parent, guardian, legal custodian or a child - you need to know your rights. This time in your life is likely scary and unfamiliar to you. Hopefully this information brings you comfort and equips … [Read more...] about KNOW YOUR RIGHTS INSIDE THE JUVENILE ABUSE AND NEGLECT COURTROOM