Archive, September 2016.

In a marriage, all assets and debts accrued while the couple is married are considered to be marital property. This includes any debt following purchases made primarily or solely for one partner's benefit, such as a new vehicle or a college education for one of the spouses. The only exception to this rule is if the couple has a prenuptial agreement in place that designates one partner as the sole owner of a specific asset or debt or if one partner receives an asset through inheritance or a gift. In these latter scenarios, the asset or debt is singly-held property and treated the same way as …
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If you have been divorced for many years, you are probably fairly comfortable navigating the world of parenting after a divorce. If you are recently divorced, you might still be trying to determine what works and what does not work in this field. Co-parenting is a collaborative effort and the decisions you and your former partner make are generally driven by your child's academic, social, and medical needs. For many Illinois families, a young adult attending college after high school is one of the events that requires careful planning and cooperation between divorced parents.
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As divorced parents, it is your job to cooperate and work together for your child's benefit. But what if you and your spouse disagree on the course of action that would best benefit your child? For example, if your child suffers from a mental or physical health problem, you might want to research alternative treatment options or a specific type of therapy, while your former spouse wants to stick to traditional treatment methods. Watching your child suffer can be heartbreaking and fighting with your former spouse about how to help your child can be frustrating.
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No two school years are the same. As your child grows, his or her academic, social, and personal needs change and as he or she moves through different grade levels and schools, so do the schedules with which he or she must conform and the opportunities he or she can pursue. As a parent, it is your job to facilitate your child's academic success. If you have a parenting time agreement with your former partner, be sure to discuss the following with him or her as the new school year starts. Having these discussions beforehand can prevent confusion and conflicts later.
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When you file for divorce, your whole life changes. You might move out of your home or have to cancel your credit card and bank accounts, then reopen accounts in your own name. During the court processes of a divorce, it can be easy to ignore your personal needs, especially your health.
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There are a lot of factors that affect a couple's likelihood of divorcing. These factors include the age of each partner when the couple married, each partner's education and income level, and whether the couple has the same socioeconomic and cultural background.
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When a couple with children divorces, the court determines numerous issues related to their children's care after the divorce. These issues include a parenting time schedule, allocation of parental responsibilities, and an appropriate amount of child support. Child support is money paid from one parent to the other to help to cover the costs of caring for the child. Generally, this is paid to the parent who has the majority of the parenting time with the child.
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Following a divorce, many Americans fall in love again and choose to remarry. This is normal. Although many divorced individuals have a few reservations about entering into a second marriage, the desire to spend one's life with a romantic partner often overrides these reservations, resulting in a second marriage and potentially, more children for one or both parties.
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