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In this article we explain the definitions of child abuse and chid neglect in Illinois according to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (325 ILCS 5/) .
In a previous article, How to Remove a Child From the Parent’s Custody, we explained how to report child abuse or neglect to the DCFS, what types of professionals are responsible for reporting abuse or neglect, the penalties for failing to report, and the process that occurs after child abuse or neglect are reported. We also explained how to directly file a petition to have the State’s attorney remove an abused or neglected child from the parent’s custody.
In this article we discuss depositions. We descuss what they are for, how they're administered and what you can do to prepare for one.
In this article we will explain what happens at a pretrial settlement conference in Illinois. We will answer the questions, “what is a pretrial settlement conference?”, “at what stage in a case does a pretrial settlement conference occur?”, “what is the purpose of a pretrial settlement conference?”, and “what is the difference between a pretrial settlement conference and mediation?” We will also explain what to expect from a pretrial settlement conference.