Archive, May 2016.

If you are considering adopting a child, there are many legal and ethical issues that you can potentially face. As you move forward in your research about adoption, you need to weigh these issues carefully and determine how you will handle them if they arise. Through your research, you will gain a better understanding of the type of adoption, such as international, private, or through the foster care system, that is best for you. You will also determine whether your household is suitable for children of certain ages or those with certain disabilities.  5/1
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It is unreasonable to expect a divorced individual to remain single for the rest of his or her life. As we move past a divorce and into the next phases of life, many of us find new partners. For a child, seeing his or her parent start to date, live with, or marry a new partner can be stressful. It can also be stressful for the child's other parent, who might feel resentment toward the new partner or oppose something about him or her, such as his or her religious practices or values. 
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After a divorce, you could be required to make child support or spousal maintenance payments. These are meant, respectively, to cover the added expenses your former spouse faces as the primary parent of your children or to soften the financial blow that he or she suffered as a result of your divorce. Although you might feel like being required to make either or both of these payments is unfair, failure to make them is an act of contempt of court. If you cannot afford to make your spousal maintenance or child support payments, talk with your attorney about petitioning to the court to have your…
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One of the greatest inequities in the ongoing abortion debate is the male partner's right to opt out of parenthood. While a pregnant woman can choose whether she wants to terminate a pregnancy or not, her male partner does not have this option. Naturally, this is upsetting to many men, especially those who have been in situations where they wanted their pregnant partners to abort but instead became fathers against their will. 
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Maybe. When the court determines the appropriate parenting time agreement for a divorcing couple's children, it does so with the intention of creating an agreement that has the children's best interest in mind. This means that the court tries its best to create the parenting time agreement that gives the children the best opportunity to thrive physically, academically, mentally, and emotionally. The best parenting time agreement for a child also often tries to give the child a substantial amount of time with each parent so the child can maintain relationships with each of them as well as …
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Many foster parents in Illinois choose to foster children with the intention of eventually adopting them. However, adopting a child from the foster system is not always a simple, straightforward process. Foster parents need to be approved to adopt the children they foster, just like any other adoptive parent must be approved. If you are a foster parent considering adoption, familiarize yourself with this process and work with an experienced adoption attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and the applicable laws are enforced. 
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If you are considering getting married in the near future, you should also be considering signing a prenuptial agreement. This is especially important if you have children or any considerable assets such as a small business, real estate, or a savings. A prenuptial agreement is a document that states the terms that you will follow in the event of a divorce. It can also state how your assets are to be divided in the event of your death.
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A divorce can bring out many emotions in an individual. An individual going through the divorce process might feel anger, resentment, frustration, and sadness as well as more positive emotions, like relief, accomplishment, and a renewed optimism about the future. Sometimes, these emotions coexist, or an individual might even feel motivated about finalizing their divorce and moving on one day, then feel crushed about the end of their marriage the next. Emotions are not always logical, nor do they have to be. 
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