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February 9th, 2015 | Posted by StevenW in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Come out and join us for a meet and greet. Get to know each other and learn about available resources. Illinois Fathers

Pro-Se Educational Course is Here!

November 20th, 2014 | Posted by StevenW in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Illinois Fathers Pro-Se Litigant Educational Course


Illinois fathers will begin administering Pro-Se educational courses. We know that lawyer fees and court costs can liquidate your entire estate and leave you in financial ruins. When the money runs out you are left high and dry to fend for yourselves, which is why we put together the Pro-Se educational course to teach you the ins and outs of the family court process. We will offer two different courses one five hour course to teach you the basics from court room etiquette to representing your self at a hearing. In early 2015 we will begin offering a ten hour course which will go into great detail about family court procedures as well as reading and using case law during trial and ending with a mock trial to test out your new skills.

These courses will  provide limited legal advice. These courses will be taught by Pro-Se litigants and attorneys. The curricula taught during these courses Can all be found online. Illinois Fathers has researched all the content and compiled it together in to a 15 hour program. We have found others just like you who have ran out of money for an attorney or just simply cant afford one that have been representing themselves for years and have had results comparative to those you find when paying high priced attorneys. After all we are parents just like all of you who want more than anything to spend more time with our kids. We are here to walk with you during your darkest hour We have been there too. No one can plead your case like you because no one knows your case like you. Who has more love  for your children than you?  You are the one with the passion that it takes to win this fight. Its time to educate yourself and stand up for your children.
You can register by clicking the register button below the corresponding course in the box below. You can also register by sending your name, address, and the course name you are registering for along with a check or money order to 300 E. Iles Ave. Suite C Springfield, IL 62703.

Pro-Se Five Hour



Classes Begin Saturday January 17th 1pm – 6pm
located at 300 E. Iles Ave. Suite C
Springfield, IL 62703

Register before Dec. 25th and save 25% by entering promo code EARLY BIRD seating is limited so act now. Save 25% on all of our classes and programs for the entire year by signing up for our V.I.P Membership Details coming soon.

SPFE Ice Bucket Challenge

September 3rd, 2014 | Posted by StevenW in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Shared Parenting For Everyone!

Illinois Fathers is kicking off our own variation of the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and bring forth a remedy to the approximate 24 million children suffering from separation or divorce in the united states.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America — one out of every three — live in biological father-absent homes. Nine in ten American parents agree this is a “crisis.”

Consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the social issues facing America today. But the hope lies in the fact that children with involved fathers do better across every measure of child well-being than their peers in father-absent homes.

Your money will be spent as follows.

50% of proceeds will go towards launching and administering our Co-Parenting Through Conflict Classes.


25% of proceeds will be donated to the Leading Woman for Shared Parenting Organization.

20% of proceeds will go towards raising awareness such as flyers, print adds, handouts, and radio adds.

5% of proceeds will go towards administration costs.

Please help us invest in Americas future and spread awareness to the crisis plaguing our country.

Illinois Fathers Office

June 21st, 2014 | Posted by StevenW in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Illinois Fathers is very pleased to announce we will be opening our first office in Springfield Illinois. Located in the Capitol city we will have a headquarters centralized within the state. We will utilize this location to hold meetings, teach classes, and run our operation. We will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony sometime in mid July we hope that you all will come out and celebrate this historical moment with us. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.








A lot of folks have asked us what exactly happened with all the bills that have floated through the General Assembly in the last few years. One of our former board members put together this video to help break down the chronology and what pressures are being put on the General Assembly to demonstrate the current state of shared parenting in our state. This video should hopefully help frame the debate for when these bills make it to the Senate.

Database Restored

April 14th, 2014 | Posted by mitcheli in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Thank you everyone for your patience. We had a crash of our database a short time back and our admins worked diligently to restore the data to our site. Our site is now back up and running normal again. Again we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

image8Illinois Fathers First Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Is SOLD OUT. Thank you to all who purchased tickets and helped support our efforts to better serve the Non-Custodial Parents and children of Illinois. We are very excited to meet you all on Saturday and look forward to sharing a fun filled evening with you!

Remember doors open at 6:30pm SEE YOU THERE!
141 Lakewood drive Chatham Ill, 62629


Illinois Fathers is establishing an initiative that will provide volunteers who will serve as visitation supervisors. Dad’s House will increase the presence of non-custodial fathers in the lives of their children by providing a safe comfortable family atmosphere for visits, and by providing  a safe, neutral drop-off and pick-up location once a parenting plan is established. In addition to providing a site and supervisor for the visits, Dad’s House will offer parenting education to fathers, including childhood developmental stages, age-appropriate activities and co-parenting through conflict. Quarterly, Dad’s House will host parent-child activities for all participants. There are many ways you can help us make this dream come true. We are seeking sponsors and volunteers for the program. To find out more about becoming a sponsor or volunteer contact us at  You can make a donation to the program by clicking the donate button on the right side of your screen. Help us reunite children with their fathers and make dreams come true.

Prime Time National Coverage

September 15th, 2013 | Posted by StevenW in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

This Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time the fathers’ rights movement hits prime-time mainstream media!

As a result of the recent success of his new book ‘Confessions of a Deadbeat dad’, researcher Todd Bottom was contacted to be interviewed along with a few others that are passionate about fathers’ rights by Lisa Fletcher, a former ABC News correspondent and investigative reporter who now hosts The Stream – a daily show on Al Jazeera America.

The channel, which launched on August 20, 2013, directly competes with CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel. The Stream is a current events discussion and debate show formatted to allow viewers to interact with the hosts and guests during the program via Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Hangouts and Skype.

Recently named Outstanding Talk Show in the news category by the Gracie Awards, the Al Jazeera English version of The Stream has also received the 2012 Royal Television Society’s award for Most Innovative Program of the Year and the 2012 Webby’s People’s Choice Award for News and Politics. The Stream also received a 2012 U.S Emmy nomination for New Approach to News and Documentary Programming.

Please make time to watch Tuesday’s program and weigh in with the host and guests during the live program. Most importantly….tell everyone you know about it! Spread the word for awareness and let’s get fathers’ issues into more mainstream media!

Illinois Fathers Board Member Juan Carlos will be hosting an open forum on Domestic Violence at the Sulzer Regional Library 4455 N Lincoln Ave
(between Leavitt St & Montrose Ave)
Chicago, IL 60625
Neighborhoods: Lincoln Square, Ravenswood
(312) 744-7616

On Friday Sep. 27th from 3pm-5pm

Consequences of DV
signs of DV
DV Prevention
Legal Issues

We encourage as many members who can attend to please do so. Make our presence known let our voices be heard.

For more information or to R.S.V.P contact Juan Carlos at