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Archive, December 2013.

The bond between a stepparent and child can often be just as strong, and in some cases stronger than, the bond between the child and their biological parent. The state of Illinois understands this fact; if you are a stepparent who is considering filing for divorce in Illinois, you are entitled to visitation with your stepchildren, provided certain criteria are met. Illinois family law 750 ILCS 5/607 allows a stepparent visitation rights with their stepchildren in cases where the court determines it is in the best interest of the child. A petition for stepparent visitation rights may be …

Rather than get a divorce, some married couple decide to go down the path of annulment. Annulment in Illinois is defined as “a declaration of invalidity of marriage.”  If a marriage is annulled, it is no longer recognized by the state as valid.  Rather than ending a marriage, as divorce does, an annulment essentially erases the fact that there ever was a marriage. Here in Illinois, there are only four grounds for the annulment of a marriage. They are as follows: A party was under the legal age at the time of the marriage and did not have the consent of a parent or guardian, or …

Divorce is a fact of life for many Illinois residents. What many do not consider is that while the spouses have chosen to end their marriages, the children of these marriages do not have a choice in what goes on. Yet divorce still affects children just as much as adults. Perhaps more so because they lack the experience and knowledge to fully comprehend the situation.
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The effects of divorce can be devastating for any family.  For children, the massive change in their lives might temporarily lose trust with the people they count on the most.  Obviously, as children get older and more independent, a divorce is not as difficult to deal with.  As challenging as this transition can be for kids, if the parents no longer get along then divorce might be the only option.  Each parent should take an interest in protecting their kids during a divorced, which is easier if you follow some guidelines. 1. Seek an amicable resolution to your divorce Mediation or…
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