Archive, July 2015.

Most adoptive parents opt to seek out infants and young children. This is often because of a sense that it is easier to integrate a baby or toddler into a new family situation or the desire of a parent to raise a child from this early stage. Another reason why many parents seek younger children is due to the challenges that can come with bringing an older child or adolescent into one's home. Despite these challenges, there are many great reasons to consider adopting an older child or an adolescent. With an older child, his or her personality, likes and dislikes, and abilities are apparent. An…
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Parental abduction, also sometimes known as a family abduction, is any taking of a child by his or her parent that violates the parent's custody order. Surprisingly, this type of abduction is actually more common than abduction by strangers.
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When the court initially determines your child custody order, it does so with what it feels are your child's best interests in mind as specified in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. These interests include educational resources, a stable household with adequate space for the child to live, his or her relationship with each family member, and any personal needs your child has. However, nothing in life is set in stone. As your child matures, his or her needs will change. Sometimes, this results in a child custody arrangement that is no longer appropriate for him or her and …
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You should always be able to feel safe in your home. Your home is your sanctuary; the place where you can go to escape from the trials of the world. But if you are living with an abusive partner, your home can be dangerous for you and your children. If you are in immediate danger of any type of domestic violence or truly believe you could be, get out of the home now. You can come back for your things later and determine the ownership of the home in divorce court, but when the threat of abuse is imminent, you need to put your safety first. Do this by getting out of the home and seeking an …
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Domestic violence can seem simple. When one spouse physically abuses his or her partner, kicking, punching, and berating him or her, that spouse is an abuser. But can you recognize the other signs of domestic violence? More importantly, would you be able to recognize them if you, yourself, were a victim of domestic violence and do you know what to do if you are a victim?
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For thousands couples throughout the United States, pets are members of the family. For these couples, the pet's custody can be a prominent issue during their divorce.
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An uncontested divorce is a divorce wherein the spouses agree on all key proponents of their divorce settlement before they file to end their marriage. These proponents include:
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A marriage must meet certain requirements to be valid. These requirements, as well as the circumstances under which a marriage may be determined to be invalid, are outlined in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. For example, if a couple married when one of the parties was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or otherwise unable to consent to the marriage, the marriage may not be considered to be valid. Another reason why a marriage might be deemed to be invalid is if one of the parties was already married to another individual when the wedding ceremony was performed or …
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