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personality disorder, DuPage County divorce lawyers, high-conflict divorce, mental illnesses, family law attorneysIf you are in a high-conflict marriage and are seeking a divorce, you may begin to wonder if your spouse has a diagnosable mental issue such as a borderline personality disorder. Often, a skilled family law attorney can help reduce conflict in these tense divorce and custody proceedings.

Definition of Personality Disorders

The two common types of personality disorders are borderline personality disorders, which are more common in women, and narcissistic personality disorders, which are more common in men.

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DuPage County bankruptcy attorneys, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, types of bankruptcy, debtThe debt we are responsible for can pile up on us, seemingly out of nowhere. In an economy that pays lower wages in comparison to a steadily increasing cost of living, more and more people are getting crushed under the weight of their debt. Filing for bankruptcy can be a way out. The two most common types of bankruptcy in Illinois are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13; each has their unique characteristics.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a way to obliterate your debt—a process where your debt assets are sold, your creditors receive outstanding payment, and you are released from the debt. It is important to understand that while a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can eliminate your debt, you also lose possession of any of the property you filed inside of the Chapter 7.

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child support order, child support payments, pay child support, failure to pay child support, DuPage County child support attorneysIn Illinois, the law places an obligation on both parents to support their children. After a thorough review of the finances, a court will determine how much one parent must pay the other in monthly child support.

The goal of child support, according to Illinois law, is to provide funds “reasonable and necessary for the support of the child, without regard to marital misconduct.” Under the law, parents have a duty to pay for the educational, physical, mental, and emotional health needs of the child.

There are standard child support guidelines in the law, and a court may deviate from the guidelines based on the child’s needs or the parent’s ability to pay. For example, it is likely that a court will order that the child’s standard of living, had the parents not divorced, be maintained.

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DuPage County divorce attorney, children and divorce, adjusting to divorce, divorce process, divorce isolationPsychology experts tell us a variety of studies have shown that children of all ages tend to struggle with change, especially where routine is concerned. Divorce is easily one of the biggest threats to a child in terms of disruption of an established routine. This is particularly the case for young adults, due to age-related brain developments. Younger children have been shown to adapt with more ease when they feel safe, and when parents communicate with them about the changes happening in the household. Still, even younger children thrive on routine and rely on it to feel secure.

How Do You Know if Your Child is Struggling to Cope?

As a parent going through divorce, you have a whole range of challenges to deal with on your own. You experience many of the same emotions your child does, with the added pressure to care for him or her as well as yourself. In the midst of such big lifestyle changes, it is easy to miss signs that your child is having trouble adjusting to the divorce.

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DuPage County divorce attorney, kids and divorce, divorced families, divorce transitions, divorce processAlthough the effects of divorce can be far reaching and mentally draining for the whole family, the end of a marriage can be especially emotionally charged for the children. A number of factors can impact and shape the divorce experience for children, however.

Research shows that a majority of kids from divorced families actually adjust very well, and over a fairly short period of time. In fact, experts from Psychology Today report that studies reveal how 80 percent of children recover so well, most of them experience no lasting negative effects. These findings apply to all areas of life—social adjustments, educational performance, and overall health.

Helping Your Child Thrive

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