Areas Of Practice
With over 30 years of advocating for families in Southern Illinois
Child custody and visitation are now known as parental responsibilities and parenting time. Parental responsibilities are divided into categories of education, medical, religious and extra-curricular activities. Parenting time is self-explanatory.
I have served in Guardian ad Litem positions for different courts for over 20 years. Since I worked as an Assistant Public Defender for about 4 years, I had 200-300 children on my caseload at any one time.
Grandparent Visitation is very difficult to obtain in the State of Illinois. But it is not impossible. In addition to grandparent visitation, Illinois law also provides for great-grandparent, sibling (including step-siblings), and step-parent visitation.
There are MANY types of guardianships. Adults or Children. Disabled Adults or Minors. Sole or co-guardians. Estate or Person. Temporary or Permanent. Limited or Full. Court order required or no court order required. Let us recommend one for you.
Criminal cases generally consist of misdemeanors, felonies and traffic cases. Our office has handled everything from traffic tickets to a murder case that went to a jury trial of about 10 days. THIS OFFICE DOES NOT HANDLE DUI CASES.
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