Murphysboro, IL asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Illinois

Q: Do I need a summons for a 50/50 parenting plan agreement

I am currently trying to e file and figure out all the documents that I need to send in.

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Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Is this an initial agreement or have you had a case open in court already? If an initial case, you need a petition and a Summons, unless the other party agrees, then they can sign an Entry of Appearance instead.

T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Illinois, a summons is typically not required when both parties are in agreement and are voluntarily submitting a parenting plan for approval by the court. If you and the other parent have mutually agreed upon a 50/50 parenting plan and are seeking court approval for it, you would typically file a Joint Parenting Agreement or a Parenting Plan along with other required documents such as a Financial Affidavit and a Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage.

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