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Child Custody Archives

How do I calculate child support in Illinois?

If you are a parent getting a divorce from your children's other parent, things are likely to get contentious. Most parents want the largest share of time with children, as well as a say in how children are raised and cared for during their years as minors.

New Illinois laws may help divorcing parents with child care

Divorce is always a complicated process, even in the rare occasions when it is not a particularly unpleasant event. The end of a marriage can be a relief for both parties or a contentious debate in which people disagree about the assets and property they should possess as individuals after a divorce.

What does it mean to apply for child custody in Illinois?

When a person is going through a divorce, it is often difficult to think of anyone going through something worse. Yet for spouses with children, there is something worse happening: One or more children are losing their stability, their expectations and their family.

Figuring out parental responsibilities in Illinois

The needs and desires of children are one of the most important things to consider if married parents are getting a divorce. The end of a marriage may have many consequences, emotional and practical, but children have limited agency in a divorce so others have to consider their best interests.

Managing child custody issues in Illinois

Breaking up a household is always a difficult choice and an arduous process. It can seem like all the worst things that can happen in life are happening all at once. Although spouses and ex-spouses can appreciate this, divorce and separation are perhaps most difficult on children.

Illinois has simplified child custody laws

If a married pair of parents get divorced, there are many considerations to deal with before the process is over. Property must be split between the two, and any prenuptial agreements must be reviewed by the couple and their attorneys. No duty is more important, however, than ensuring the welfare of children.

Illinois changes a key child support law

Nothing is more important during a divorce or separation than the best interests of a couple's children. Although there are several legal and mediating tools to determine what adults deserve, children are protected by family courts and other institutions safeguarding their rights.

Helping your kids adjust to living in 2 homes

One of the most difficult adjustments that kids have to make after their parents' break-up is moving between two houses. Whether the custody arrangement provides equal time with both parents or the majority of time with one, it can still be stressful for a child.

Preparing for a child custody battle in Illinois

Going through a divorce is tough for any couple, but when you add children into the mix, it can be downright exhausting and emotional. Parents always want what's best for their children and it goes without saying that this trait is often reflected in a child custody battle. Here are some tips that can help you prepare for a child custody battle in Illinois.

How to create a parenting plan

A parenting plan is a required part of your divorce proceeding in court. The judge will want to see the plan that you and your soon-to-be former spouse come up with for parenting your children once divorced. Here is a brief guide on creating a parenting plan for court.