Illinois lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would essentially rework state law concerning divorce. The bill, which sources say would change dozens of current provisions, was made based on the recommendations of the Family Law Study Committee, which was created in 2008 by a House joint resolution as part of an effort to make major changes to the state’s divorce act.
Alongside that bill, there is another one that lawmakers are also considering. This bill, much less extensive in scope, has the sole aim of ensuring that non-custodial parents are awarded a minimum amount of parenting time in custody disputes. All too often, non-custodial parents don’t receive the time necessary to maintain a good relationship with their children. This is a poor situation for both parents and children. The bill would correct that.