IMDMAIllinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act
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While most do so in the context of the IMDMA, now that the Probate Act uses the same language courts have ample authority for their decisions.
Although the IMDMA and related statutes can be read in unison with the IDVA to protect the best interests of the child, putative fathers are nevertheless at a distinct disadvantage when seeking orders of protection on behalf of their children.
The Committee Comments to Rule 304(b) have been amended to ex plain that the term "custody judgment" is defined in the same way as the term is used in the IMDMA section 610, 750 ILCS 5/610 or in the Parentage Act section 14, 750 ILCS 45/14.
the requisite judicial caution is now available under section 508(a) of the IMDMA, found at 750 ILCS 5/508(a).
1) It amends the best-interest section of the IMDMA to include as a factor the terms of a parent's military family-care plan that a parent must complete before deployment.
26) Section 610 of the IMDMA requires "that a change has occurred in the circumstances of the child or his custodian, or in the case of a joint custody arrangement that a change has occurred in the circumstances of the child or either or both parties having custody, and that the modification is necessary to serve the best interest of the child.