Although much of the state is shut down due to COVID-19 concerns, some parts of your life continue on as if nothing has changed. Unfortunately, family and divorce issues do not halt during times of national crisis. In fact, in some circumstances like this one, they can become worse. A stay-at-home order was enacted on March 21st by Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker, giving rise to many questions for parents who are sharing custody of their children. If you have questions...
Even the simplest of divorces can be stressful and take time. If you are going through a divorce that involves factors that might complicate your divorce case, the stress and duration can increase significantly. You may not be able to change these factors such as children, high assets, or abuse, but you can hire an Illinois divorce attorney who is experienced and supportive of you and your family. Knowing what elements can complicate the dissolution of your marriage and how...
The deterioration of a marriage is emotionally draining. Having to face family members and answer questions about the breakup can be particularly hard. In the case of divorcing spouses with children, facing the situation is unavoidable. Child custody and time-sharing plans are often a point of contention, especially when it comes to special occasions. With the holidays right around the corner, the following tips can help makes things easier for everyone involved. How Holidays are Handled in Illinois Child Time...
For parents, spending quality time with their children is a top priority. If you have gone through child custody proceedings and have a current custody order in place, not adhering to it could result in serious penalties. If your previous arrangement no longer works for either you, the other parent or your child, it may be time to seek a custody modification. When to Seek a Child Custody Modification Under the Illinois Statutes (750 ILCS 5/600), careful consideration is given...
Facing the breakup of their parents’ marriage is a traumatic event for a child. At the same time, difficulties may have made it impossible for you and your spouse to stay together. Children recover quickly provided they are given love and support, and the situation in your home leading up to your divorce was likely less than ideal. Having their parents live apart from each other is preferable to living amidst constant fighting and disagreements. Your child can adjust to...
While every divorce chances the lives of parents and children who go through the process, not every child or parent of a child is affected in the same manner. Some parents and children maintain a close bond with one another following the finalization of a divorce while others slowly (or swiftly, in some cases) drift apart. Children who find themselves in the latter group and distanced from the nonresidential parent may instead bond with the residential parent’s new partner. This...
It is no secret that family law proceedings can be expensive, and even more so when the parties involved do not see eye to eye. The more parties disagree with one another on various issues, he more matters pertinent to the case (such as parenting times, parenting roles, and property division) will need to turn to the courts to resolve these issues. Parenting time – that is, the amount of time that each party is permitted to spend in the...
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