FAQ Videos

As a service to our clients, we have put together the following frequently asked question videos.

Family Law

  1. What Factors Do Illinois Courts Consider in Granting Custody?
  2. What are the Most Common Types of Arrangements for Children’s Living Situations Post Divorce? 
  3. If There is A Lot of Conflict Between My Spouse and I, is Joint Custody Still a Possibility?
  4. How is Custody and Child Support Decided When Dealing With Children of Unwed Parents?
  5. Can Both Parents Have Equal Rights and Decision-Making Powers regarding Their Children?
  6. At What Age Can a Child Choose Which Parent He or She Wishes to Live With?
  7. Do Grandparents, great-grandparents, step-parents or siblings have visitation rights?
  8. Under What Circumstances Can the Custodial Parent Move with Them to Another State?
  9. What Every Client Needs to Know about Probate and Guardianships.
  10. What is Dissipation and How Can it Affect property Distribution in Divorce?
  11. How Can Primary Parenting Rights be Taken Away from the Parent to Whom They Were Assigned?

Family Law Litigation

  1. What Happens When a Litigation Case Goes to Court?
  2. In Divorce Litigation, Is There Always a Trial, or Is It Possible to Settle out of Court?
  3. What Is Discovery, and When Does It Occur during the Divorce Process?
  4. Is It Better to Litigate or Settle a Case?
  5. What if I Don’t Agree with the Judge’s Ruling?
  6. If One Party Decides Not To Retain a Lawyer, Will He or She be Held to the Same Standards in Court?

Child Support

  1. Can Co-Parents Force the Other to Pay for Their Children’s College Tuition?
  2. Can Child Support be Increased or Reduced if Circumstances Change?
  3. What are the Changes Regarding the New Maintenence Law in 2019?
  4. Can the Amount of Child Support Be Modified Once it has Been Set?
  5. How is Child Support Calculated and How Long Will it Last?
  6. What Can the Recipient of Child Support Do to Ensure Payment be Made on Time and in Full?
  7. When Does Child Support Typically End?
  8. After Divorce, Are Both Parents Responsible for Paying for College for Their Children?


  1. What Types of Issues in a Divorce or Family Case Can be Resolved Through Mediation?
  2. How Long Does a Typical Mediation Process Take and How Much Does it Cost?
  3. What Are the Advantages of Using Mediation to Settle a Divorce Case?
  4. Can You Mediate Specific Issues Without Having to Mediate the Whole Case?
  5. What is Private Divorce Mediation and How Does it Work?
  6. When and How Can Mediation be Utilized in an Illinois Divorce Case?

Estate Planning

  1. What Happens if You Die Without a Will in Illinois?
  2. What Does a Will Do?

Criminal Law

  1. Should I Agree to Take a Breathalyzer or Refuse?
  2. What is the Difference Between an Opiate and an Opiod? Do I Need a prescription to Have Them?
  3. Can I Face Potential Jail Time for My First DUI?
  4. Will My First DUI Effect My Driving Privileges? What About A Second or Subsequent DUI?
  5. If I Lose My License Due to DUI, am I eligible for a Driving Permit?
  6. What Types of Offenses are White Collar Crime?

Business Law

  1. What is a Captive Insurance Company and What are the Different Types of Captives?
  2. What are the Main Reasons to Form a Captive Insurance Company?
  3. How Do I Decide How Much Risk to Place in a Captive and How Does This Decision Affect Costs?
  4. How a Captive Can be a Tool in Estate Planning
  5. Business Valuation in Divorce
  6. Tax Issues with Captive Insurance Companies

If you have further questions, please contact Allison & Mosby-Scott at 309-662-5084.