Out with the old and in with the new as the beginning of a new year brings a lengthy list of new laws going into effect in Illinois. More than 200 bills that were sponsored by either the House or the state Senate were approved by the Illinois General Assembly in 2015 and were slated to go into effect promptly at the beginning of the new year. Effective January 1, 2016, the new laws address a variety of issues, ranging from making bobcat hunting legal at certain times of year (House Bill 0352) and naming pumpkin as the official state pie (House Bill 0208) to sweeping changes within the criminal law system and the introduction of news laws to increase overall public safety.
In terms of families and family court issues, new laws have gone into effect that protect the rights and integrity of the various people who make up a family while also providing more detailed guidelines for the delivery of social services. Overall, there are 237 new laws that went into effect this January. We have outlined six of these laws that can potentially to impact your family, both now and in the future.
A December 2015 Fox32 Chicago news report on the changes in Illinois law that became effective in January 2016 highlights some of these laws. Six new laws that could potentially affect parents, children, and others who are involved in family court matters include:
When you are dealing with sensitive family court matters, you can trust Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C. to provide the legal counsel you need and the comprehensive service you deserve. Our team of experienced family law attorneys can advise you on how best to proceed in your particular case while vigilantly defending your rights and ensuring the best interests of your family are served. Providing effective, efficient legal service throughout Will County and the surrounding areas, call or contact us online today for a confidential consultation.
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