Military families across the state of Illinois and the entire country are confronted by a number of unique challenges, including extended deployments and assignment transfers. And while such factors can have a profound impact on family life at any time, they can play a major role in military divorce and child custody proceedings. That is why it is important for service members and their families to consider whether and how child custody arrangements may be affected by their active duty military status.
When considering post-divorce arrangements for you and your family, it’s important to account for the unique needs of all children involved. Thinking about how possible child custody arrangements may impact parental and sibling dynamics can give you the opportunity to choose a child custody plan that better suits the particular circumstances of your family. For instance, there are cases where splitting custody of children in the family is the most appropriate option in Illinois.
When it comes to making child custody and visitation arrangements, Illinois family law courts continually strive to account for the best interests of the child at the heart of the case. And while that often means ensuring that the child has consistent access to both of his or her parents, there are other instances where limited visitation time may be preferable. That is why it can be helpful for parents to be aware of circumstances under which their children may have the right to influence court-ordered custody arrangements.
With the holiday season coming to an end, many Illinois residents are already looking ahead to tax season. And for those who have recently divorced, questions and concerns over taxes can be clouding their vision. No matter if you are the recipient or provider of spousal support according to the terms of your divorce decree, it is important to understand how federal tax guidelines may apply to you.