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Were You Unmarried when Your Child was Born in Chicago? Read this Article about the Chicago VAP Process

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

According to the Chicago Tribune, an estimated 40% of children are born to parents who are unmarried in the United States. While having children without being married is certainly popular and nothing out of the ordinary, what many Chicago parents may not realize is that certain child custody issues may crop up due to… Read More »

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Father Tells Daughter “You Helped Cause Our Divorce”, Chicago Tribune Advice Columnist Weighs In, Warns Against Child Abuse

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

An 18-year-old female wrote into the Chicago Tribune advice column Dear Abby with a shocking and, according to Dear Abby, “appalling” story about her parents’ divorce. “Teen of Divorce in California” wrote to Dear Abby to get advice about her parents’ divorce, and the resulting “dwindling” relationship that she has with her father. “Teen… Read More »

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Utah Lawmakers Overhaul Child Custody Laws, Focus on ‘Risks to the Child’s’ Safety

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Utah lawmakers passed legislation that would overhaul child custody and family laws in the state, focusing on the risks to the child’s safety. According to local news reports, Utah mom Leah Moses had asked Utah lawmakers to make the changes after having experienced the horror of her ex-husband killing one of their teenage sons… Read More »

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Legislation to Change Japan’s Child Custody Laws Passes Japan’s House of Representatives, Where Do Child Custody Laws in Chicago Stand?

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

On Tuesday, April 16, news that Japan’s House of Representatives passed a bill that inches the country closer to changing its child custody laws. According to Kyodo News English, the new legislation was introduced this year in Japan’s house of Representatives to change what some say are controversial child custody laws, laws that are… Read More »

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Spring Ushers in More than just Tax Season, Popular Season for Couples to Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

As temperatures warm up and the blossoms begin to bloom, the air of spring brings new beginnings, exciting futures, and a time of transition for many Chicago residents. Indeed, the season of “new beginnings” may seem like a time for couples to proclaim their love for each other once again, renew their vows, or… Read More »

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April Marked Third Anniversary of April 2021 Countering International Parental Child Abduction Month

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

In May, 2021, the United States federal government had a lot to say about international parental child abductions. The U.S. Department of State released a note on May 25, 2021 advising U.S. parents of the dangers of international parental child abductions, and confirming U.S. Congress’ move to make April 2021 Countering International Child Abduction… Read More »

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