Archive, August 2015.

You can expect to receive a fair share of your property according to Illinois' equitable distribution law. Equitable distribution does not mean equal distribution – basically, you will not automatically receive 50 percent of your marital property from your divorce. Instead, the court will examine your financial and personal needs as well as your partner's to determine a fair, appropriate way to allocate your marital property.
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For many families, the question of the children's religious upbringing can be a contentious topic. Parents of different faiths, and sometimes even parents of the same faith, can find themselves in conflict over the religion in which to raise their children and the extent of the role that religion plays in their lives. After a divorce, you need to be able to work with your former spouse to raise your child. This will require you to communicate and be willing to compromise with each other on certain issues. One of these issues might be your child's religious upbringing.
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If your child is not currently in your care, call 911 and report the abuse allegation to police right away. If your child is currently in your care, bring him or her to the hospital for an examination by a doctor. A doctor can note the signs of physical or sexual abuse. Determining if emotional or psychological abuse has occurred can be more difficult, but this type of abuse is as damaging to a child as physical or sexual harm.
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Summer is in its final stages and for students and their parents across Illinois, it is time to start thinking about the upcoming academic year. For some families, this is a return to the same old routine. For others, this year marks the beginning of a new stage in the student's school career such as kindergarten, high school, or college.
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When the court determines that a joint custody arrangement for a couple's child is not in the child's best interest, it usually gives the noncustodial parent visitation rights with the child. Numerous studies have shown that children do best when they have consistent relationships with both of their parents, and in Illinois, family courts do their best to promote these relationships.
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When you find yourself unexpectedly pregnant, you have a few options. One of these options is placing your child for adoption. Although it can be a difficult decision to make, choosing adoption often means choosing a life for your child with parents who can provide for him or her in ways that you can not.
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It is rare that a couple can get divorced with no involvement from outside professionals. When you get divorced, you are dismantling a relationship that often includes significant amounts of money, property, and considerations for the couple and their children's future. Dividing your property and determining the best way to move forward with issues such as child custody, child support, and spousal maintenance generally requires neutral guidance from individuals who specialize in these areas.
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Many people are under the impression that prenuptial agreements are only for celebrities or those who are entering their second and subsequent marriages. The truth is, a prenuptial agreement is an important document for any engaged couple to sign. A prenuptial agreement states the intended ownership of each of the couple's assets as well as the couple's financial decisions, such as whether or not they open a shared savings account or whether either partner may be held responsible for the other's college debt.
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Sometimes, the court requires parents and their children to undergo psychological evaluations to determine an appropriate custody arrangement. For many people, the idea of having to be psychologically analyzed can be uncomfortable. You might feel like a psychological evaluation is an invasion of your privacy or an attempt to paint you as an unfit parent. But this is not the case. Psychological evaluations are an important part of developing a full portrait of a family to determine each member's relationship to one another and how the parents and children relate to and work with each other. A …
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Sole custody of your child means that you alone are responsible for his or her well being. There are two types of custody that you can have of your child: physical and legal.
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