Quick Guide-Family Law Updates

This is NOT an exhaustive list nor legal advice. If you have questions about how these laws may impact you and your family, feel free to reach out to Harmening Law! Adoption Forms: (Finally) Gender neutral! Asthma: The school nurse is allowed to keep asthma medication at school prescribed to the school name. Breastfeeding: A mother can be excused from jury service (upon request) if currently breastfeeding. Car Seat: Child under 2 must be in a rear-facing car

Avoid Legal Fees–Follow the Order for Holiday Visits

Avoid Legal Fees–Follow the Order for Holiday Visits I personally love Christmas–all the lights and decorations feel so warm and exciting.  That aside, many people find it stressful and difficult to manage, especially when multiple families are involved. Quick Tips for Holiday Success in a Divided House: Plan ahead! Know exactly what time your child(ren) need to be at one house or the other.  For example, if an Order or Agreement says “5:00 at Dad’s”–who

Thinking about your sunset?

Preparing for your sunset is never easy but it is so important.  Emotions are high, but getting it done the way you want can be simple with some guidance.  Here are a few things to consider:   Who am I going to name as executor of my will? (generally spouses will name each other as their executor) Who will I name as a secondary executor should my spouse or other first choice not be able

Suspensions: Quick Guide

There are a few facts everyone should know about suspensions–spread the good news!  There are many “unofficial” or “undocumented” suspensions that districts may employ without your knowledge. Calling home: If the school calls you to pick up your child for a behavior issue, this is technically a suspension.  There are a limited number of times/days a student can be suspended under the Illinois School Code–keep track. “Go to the office”: One of the most common