Parents spend a lot of time worrying about the welfare of their children. This concern can become more than a passing thought during separation, divorce and other difficult life events that unduly affect children's lives. But, sometimes, everyday threats to children's safety can cause alarm as well as legal action.
It's hard to admit sometimes when a marriage has neared its end. People's feelings can change, and the practicalities of living together or raising children under the same roof may change as well. Illinois law allows for spouses to divorce with or without the full cooperation of the other spouse. But, in some cases, divorce is not the right legal choice.
Parents will do a lot for their children. They will argue with school administrators for opportunities and go without so their children can eat well. Recently, it appears that parents will even give their children up, so they have a better chance at education.
Once your divorce is final, you should turn all your attention to creating a better life for you and your children in the future. While it's not always easy to co-parent, dedicating yourself to doing the right thing will ease your stress.
Divorce will alter your life in many ways, including your approach to estate planning. You must consider what would happen to your children in the event that you pass on before they reach the legal age of 18, and your ex is unavailable or unwilling to take on full custody.
As you move toward your wedding day, you may discuss the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement with your partner. If you decide against creating this document, you could regret it at some point in the future.
As you go through the divorce process, you understand how important it is to keep your children in mind. You want to do whatever you can to provide a routine that allows them to avoid disruption in their day-to-day life.
Many people find it difficult to create a prenuptial agreement, as it has you thinking about divorce before you ever walk down the aisle. The creation of a prenup does not mean you'll get divorced in the future. It simply means you're preparing yourself in the event that it happens.
Once you decide to tie the knot, you don't want to do anything to rock the boat. While everyone argues from time to time, you want to enjoy the time leading up to your wedding.
When you go to court over an issue that affects you and your family, it's important that you are protected and have a fair trial. For some families seeking divorce in the past, the courts weren't always fair. That has changed for them with the new Illinois Collaborative Process Act, which became effective on the first day of 2018.