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Archive, April 2016.

Generally, if a parent is incarcerated after being found guilty, they do not cease to be a parent. Illinois courts tend to abide by the axiom that a child benefits most from having both parents in their life, and will try to practice this whenever possible. As such, unless a parent has committed a violent crime, it is likely that a court will at least consider their position in terms of being a factor in their children’s lives.
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Reasons Supervision May be Ordered
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If you are considering divorce, changing custody agreements, negotiating a prenuptial agreement, or any other family law conflict, you may want to consider mediation. However, it is important to understand the process and whether it may work for you.
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A study has found that high levels of Facebook use are associated with poorer relationship outcomes. Hence, it is not surprising that social media has become part of many family law cases. Therefore, it is important that you are mindful about what you post on social media, especially if you are in the middle of or preparing for a divorce or custody case.
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Illinois family law introduced many changes in the beginning of 2016. One of these is a move away from the terminology of “custody” and “visitation” towards the concept of “parenting time.” This is a change in terminology; however, it also asserts the fact that both parents are important parts of the parenting process, though the time that each is allocated may be different. No matter what it is called, going from the care of one parent to another can be stressful for children. However, there are some ways to make parenting time transitions easier for everyone.
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Before the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”, came into effect, many couples would put off divorce because employer provided health insurance would no longer cover one of the spouses. One study found that before the Affordable Care Act was enacted, about 65,000 women would lose health insurance coverage after a divorce each year.
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If you are planning on getting married, you will need to obtain a marriage license in order for it to be legally recognized. Different states have different laws and rules regarding who, how, and when marriage licenses can be obtained and signed. It is important to fully understand some of the rules in DuPage County, Illinois regarding getting married. Before you get married you may also want to talk to an attorney about how marriage will impact your rights and obligations.
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The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren can be mutually beneficial and rewarding. However, sometimes family relationships can be complicated and grandparents can be left out in the cold and are unable to visit their grandchildren. Conversely, there may also be times where a parent does not want their child to be around a grandparent who is seeking visitation.
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Most people have heard of prenuptial agreements—legal documents that a couple draws up before the wedding regarding division of assets in the case of divorce. What many people do not know is that there are also postnuptial agreements. These are similar to prenuptial agreements except they are drafted and signed after the couple is married. Postnuptial agreements are governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
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Divorce is a complex emotional and financial event. This is true for couples regardless of their financial status. Wealthy couples with high assets will face a unique set of challenges and stress during their divorce. You and your spouse will need to work through the emotions of a divorce and defend the financial assets you have built. You will also have the difficult task of sorting through your stocks, property, IRAs and 401k accounts. Additionally, in many cases, you will need to investigate your spouse's finances to ensure that you have identified all available assets to divide in …
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After a divorce you may soon find that you would like to move. The reason for the move could be to advance your career or to simply restart your life after the divorce. Making the decision to relocate can become complex if there are children involved—the court requires custodial parents to seek approval for a move.
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Late-in-life divorces, often referred to as “gray” or “silver” divorces, are becoming more common in the United States. While these divorces are more common and acceptable, many senior Americans do not realize the impact that divorcing or remarrying may have on their retirement and Social Security benefits. It is an important issue since Social Security is the primary source of income for many senior Americans. Understanding the impact divorce may have on your retirement future can help you navigate your divorce and avoid making costly errors.
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