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The challenges of resolving family law disputes

As you move through the divorce process, it's safe to assume that you will face one challenge after the next. Even if you and your ex-spouse are doing your best to keep things cordial, there will be times when you're faced with a difficult situation.

There are many types of challenges that can move to the forefront. For example, you may have questions regarding child custody and child support. Along with this, it's natural to be concerned about property division, with both individuals fighting to get their "fair share."

Use a prenuptial agreement to reach many goals

Some people are positive that a prenuptial agreement is right for them. Others are unsure of if they should discuss this with their soon to be spouse. And of course, there are those who don't know the first thing about this legal document.

Although it's never easy to discuss a prenuptial agreement with your partner, it's something that can bring peace of mind to both individuals before you tie the knot.

Custody rights in same-sex marriages in Illinois

While the national debate over same-sex marriage was finally settled by the Supreme Court, the issues surrounding custody rights for same-sex parents isn't as clear. The laws still vary significantly from state to state.

In Illinois, the title of "parent" is decided by the provisions in the Illinois Parentage Act of 2016. As things stand, there are still some significant disparities in the way legal parenthood and custody rights work for same-sex couples.

Illinois marital property: Factors the court considers

Do you live in the state of Illinois? Are you going through the divorce process? Are you concerned about what this will mean to your future, such as how your property will be divided?

If you find yourself in this position, it's important to learn more about Illinois marital property laws. With the right knowledge, it's much easier to make informed decisions while knowing what to expect in the future.

You can reach a child custody agreement out of court

There are many people out there who believe that litigation is the only way to reach an agreement with regard to child custody. While this may be true at times, it's not the only idea to consider.

For some divorcing couples, an out of court alternative dispute resolution strategy is the best way to move forward. This doesn't always work out in the end, but there are three benefits associated with the process:

What is the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program?

If you have yet to learn more about the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program, now may be the time to dive in.

Do you have concerns regarding international parental child abduction? For example, you may worry that your former spouse will take your child to another country without your permission.

Factors that impact alimony in the state of Illinois

Do you live in the state of Illinois? Are you going through a divorce?

If you find yourself in this position, you're going to have many questions in the near future. For example, you may have questions about child custody, child support, and property and debt division.

Essential choices for graying divorcees

If you are considering divorce and are of the age that you are considering retirement, you are certainly not alone. According to a report, the divorce rate in America is steady, even though people are waiting long to say “I do” and fewer people are reportedly getting married. It is suspected that older Americans (i.e. baby boomers) are divorcing in greater numbers.

While this may be attributable to changing views on financial independence or marital roles, one thing is for certain. The financial decisions that go into such a divorce are just as important as the emotional ones. Indeed, there is life after divorce. So older divorcees must take a pragmatic approach to divorce because they simply do not have the luxury of time to “figure things out” afterwards. In essence, they must have their financial houses in order before a divorce can be finalized. 

Are you interested in fighting for sole custody? Learn more

As you go through a divorce, you will have many concerns about what the future will bring. As a parent, it goes without saying that you'll have many questions pertaining to custody.

Do you have reason to believe that sole custody is best for your child? If so, you need to understand the ins and outs of this type of arrangement. You also need to formulate a strong argument as to why this is the best option.

When you are ready to discuss your legal issue with an experienced Illinois lawyer, we will be here for you.

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