In the state of Illinois and beyond, countless families face various family law issues every single day. Some are fairly straight forward and others are complex, while others still test the boundaries of the law completely. One child custody and visitation dispute that recently climbed the ranks of its state's court system exposed weakness in legislation around the country, and illustrates how a growing number of families may face similar legal issues.
Unfortunately, countless families in Illinois and states across the country may understand just how difficult it can be to cope with the death of a loved one. And while any loss can be profound, tragedy that strikes families with young children can be particularly difficult to come to terms with. If there is any good that can come from the loss of young parents it's that relatives often prove the true meaning of family in such trying times. For instance, a recently resolved child custody case shows how some disputes are simply a sign of families coming together.
In Illinois and states around the country, many men are forced to defend their rights as fathers in custody and adoption disputes. And while paternity rights are ultimately upheld in many instances, there are cases that raise profound questions about the rights of biological fathers and how they can be effected by the law.