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What should I look for when choosing a power of attorney?

As you move through life, there are very important milestones you will hit. You will graduate from college. You will get married. You will have children. You will buy a house. You will buy a car, or two or three. You might get divorced. You will have grandchildren. All of these milestones come with risks. They are even riskier if you don't have an estate plan in place that names a power of attorney.

Second-Parent Rights: it's more than blood

Same-sex marriages are now recognized nationwide, but with the right to marriage comes the right to divorce. Complex issues, such as property division and child custody, become more difficult for LGBTQ couples, and if not handled properly, the consequences weigh heavy on both parties.

How to make the exchange of child custody safe

Having to share custody with the other parent of your children might not be the easiest thing to do in life. Even if you have a pretty good relationship with the other parent, you still don't want to have to give your children to the other parent for even just a weekend. The exchange of child custody in Crystal Lake must be done in a way that ensures the safety of not only your children, but also yourself. Here are some tips to make this happen.

Common signs that divorce could be lurking

The first time your spouse approached you with a conversation about divorce, it can be a complete surprise. Even if you had a little inkling that the marriage hasn't been as strong as it used to be, it can still be an overwhelming and upsetting conversation. For those who have yet to have this discussion, you will want to take a look at the signs mentioned in this post that could signal divorce is on the horizon for you in Illinois.

Can your divorce be based on a 'ridiculous' fight?

If you're familiar with family comedy shows such as "This Is Us" and "Modern Family" you may know about how petty arguments between married couples can morph into big problems. On television, these types of disputes typically turn into comedic moments, but sometimes emotional moments come about.

Parental alienation robs you of your rights

Because your marriage was stressful, you probably had no doubt that your divorce would be too. Still, you managed to separate, and now you share parenting duties that include divided time with your children. While this arrangement seemed to work in the beginning, you are noticing a change in your children. Perhaps they are more sullen, less communicative or even uninterested in being with you. They may even be openly defiant and disrespectful.

Protecting your children's best interests during visitation

When you decided to divorce, your main priority was to make sure the situation would not permanently scar your children. Due to certain extenuating circumstances, however, you immediately had cause for worry concerning future parenting plans, namely, the potential visitation arrangement.

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