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Traveling with kids after a divorce can be challenging, but with the right planning and consideration, it can be a great experience for everyone involved. You have the opportunity to bond with your children and create lasting memories. A well-planned vacation can help strengthen your...

To maintain the parent-child relationship, many separating parents create a parenting plan. This plan specifies each parent’s responsibilities and schedules with the child. One common schedule is where the nonprimary parent visits the child during weekends. This kind of schedule is especially viable if both...

The longer the marriage, the longer alimony payments may last. Illinois courts determine the length of payments by referring to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Calculating the duration of spousal maintenance is done by multiplying the length of the marriage by an...

As a child grows older, their needs and wants change as well. Moreover, a child’s parents can also undergo significant life changes. As a result, there are times when a child support order no longer works well for the parents and their child. Fortunately, Illinois...

Is it possible to refuse a divorce? Sometimes divorce is your only option to get out of a broken marriage. After preparing yourself to push through with a divorce, it can be frustrating if your spouse refuses. However, your spouse cannot force you to stay...

Parents who are witnessing their children and grandchildren go through a divorce also experience their own trauma. A once-clear future is now decidedly unclear. Grandparents should know how to provide the care and support necessary during a life-changing time for loved ones. A focus on...

Many people want to experience parenthood and share their love with children they can call their own. Having a son or daughter to catch up with after a long day at work and share a lovely dinner with can relieve a parent’s exhaustion. Some people...

Going through a rough patch in marriage doesn’t necessarily mean a divorce is coming. However, some problems may be irreconcilable, motivating you or your spouse to file for one. Being blindsided is the description some people have of their divorce experience. But a few signs...

Have you recently considered getting a divorce? It’s a large step and it’ll mean a lot will change in your life. Like many people, you may still be a little unsure about the decision. If you’re considering divorce, then you may need to consider the...

People sometimes tell stories about their divorce in which they claim that their spouse kicked them out of the house. For instance, they will say that their spouse filed for divorce, handed them the paperwork and told them that they had until the end of...

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