Archive, August 2016.

If you are a parent considering filing for divorce, you are probably concerned about how your divorce will affect your children. Divorce affects every member of the family and in many cases, individuals outside the family like the couple's parents and siblings. Regardless of their age, children are affected by their parents' divorces.
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The recent revisions to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act clarified the rules regarding parents' obligations to help their children with college expenses. Specifically, they give the court the right to order that divorced parents contribute to their children's college expenses if the child or one of the parents petition for such an order before the child's 23rd birthday. The amount of money a parent can be required to contribute is limited to the cost of attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the parent may not be required to continue to contribute …
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Getting divorced can be expensive. Between the meetings with your attorney, the time spent out of work to attend court hearings, and the added expenses of reaching a fair settlement, such as hiring a child custody evaluator or a real estate appraiser, your divorce can quickly become a money pit. For some couples, there is no way to get around these expenses. But for others, there are a few viable ways to reduce the expenses of ending a marriage.
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Depending on your cultural background, arranged marriage as a concept might be wildly foreign, an outdated idea that perhaps held some prominence with your parents' or grandparents' generation but is not relevant to you, or a completely normal, even expected, part of life. Globally, 53.25 percent of marriages are arranged, according to a 2016 statistics. In 2012, the global divorce rate for arranged marriages was six percent, a much lower figure than the divorce percentage for couples in non-arranged marriages.
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When a couple with a child divorces, the court must determine the best possible parenting time arrangement for their child by examining various factors at play in the parents' lives. These factors include each parent's income and asset level, the individuals living in each parent's household, and any issues present that could impact the child's health or safety. Drug or excessive alcohol use by a parent is one of these factors.
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If you are a father facing divorce, you might find yourself stressing about what will happen to your relationship with your children. Although you have a full, equal role in your child's life, many individuals throughout the United States hold outdated notions about a mother's role in her child's life versus a father's role. You might also have heard that courts tend to favor mothers when determining custody arrangements and that after a divorce, a father simply becomes an ATM for child and spousal support.
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In most instances, not much. Your former partner has as much of a right to build and maintain a meaningful relationship with your child as you have. During their time together, your child and your former partner might spend time with extended family or friends and do activities together. Unless your former partner is actively putting your child in a position where he or she can be harmed, such as spending time with individuals who use illegal drugs or engage in criminal activities or doing dangerous activities without taking the proper precautions, such as snowmobiling without wearing helmets…
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In Illinois, an individual who wants to file for divorce must file the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and summons to serve his or her spouse with the circuit court of the county in which he or she resides. Further, in order to file for divorce in Illinois at all, the individual must have resided in the state for at least 90 days. The filer's residency is what determines where the county in which the divorce proceedings are held and if the couple resides in different counties, a dispute can arise regarding where the proceedings can be held. If you are served with divorce papers and you …
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