Many Illinois residents are most likely aware that child custody battles can be complex, emotionally charged and influenced by any number of factors. Recently, a woman involved in an out-of-state child custody battle requested that the court make a decision on parenting responsibilities that concern her 2-year-old daughter. The woman also faces an impending ruling by a high court that could mean she spends significant time in jail.
Last year, the woman was sentenced to over a year in prison when she was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter as well as leaving the scene of an accident in relation to the deaths of two teens in a car accident that occurred in January 2012. The woman is in the process of appealing this decision, but her ex-boyfriend has asked in a counterclaim for sole custody of their daughter. The man claims that if his ex-girlfriend's appeal is denied, she might spend up to 18 months in jail.