Defending Your Right to Visitation

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Visitation rights, sometimes called child access, are often a major issue in child custody cases. When a non-custodial parent has some level of custody, that parent is said to have visitation. Essentially, this means that the non-custodial parent has parenting time with their child. Whether that parenting time is overnight, unsupervised, or supervised, parents are… Read more »

Starting a Family via Surrogacy in Illinois

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  In the mid-1980s, the “Baby M” case was a major news story, getting nationwide press coverage. It involved Bill and Betsy Stern, a married couple, who chose to sign a surrogacy contract with a woman named Mary Beth Whitehead. Whitehead eventually gave birth to a baby girl, and decided she wanted to keep her –… Read more »