Archive, July 2017.
Life after divorce can be hectic, especially if you share children with your ex-spouse, but a new phone application is trying to make it a little easier. Designed to help divorced parents manage their children’s schedules from two completely different homes and devices, it is revolutionizing divorce. Learn more about the application and how you can incorporate it into your Illinois parenting plan with help from the following information.
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The decision to file for bankruptcy is not one easily made. It requires a debtor to take an honest look at their situation and admit that they need help. Filing for bankruptcy can also cause feelings of guilt, and it may negatively impact your credit score. How do you rebuild it, and how long does it take? The following provides some advice and guidance on this issue and explains where you can find assistance with your bankruptcy needs.
Divorce can have a long-term impact on your finances. In fact, even financially savvy individuals can experience a massive depletion of their income and resources. Thankfully, there are ways to mitigate against some of the damage. Learn more about the most common money mistakes in divorce, and how to avoid them, with help from the following information.
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Every minute, 20 people in the United States are abused by an intimate partner. Someone they love and trust. Perhaps also someone to which they are married. Sadly, leaving such a marriage is rarely easy. There is the risk of retaliation, and the legal system still has gaps in its protection of victims. Thankfully, there are ways that married victims can protect themselves. One of them is the use of a safety plan. Learn more about how it can help you, and what other strategies you may have to protect yourself from an abusive spouse during divorce or legal separation.
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The division of assets in a divorce can be a contentious and complicated process. However, it carries out in a somewhat predictable manner. The value of each item is determined, the total value of the marital estate is determined, and then each party receives an equitable (fair) distribution of the estate. What happens, though, when the two sides do not see eye to eye on the term “fair?” Further, how are large value assets handled in an Illinois divorce? The following answers these questions, and provides some advice on how you can ensure your rights and best interests are protected …
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As most adults know, happy endings are less common in real life than in storybooks, and even when one does come, it rarely looks quite like you envision. The Disney Channel is reflecting this in a new television series, Raven’s Home, a follow-up to the old hit show, That’s So Raven. Their goal? To show that divorce can be scary, especially for kids, but lots of families get through it, and some are stronger and better for it in the end.
Posted in Child Custody | Tagged allocation of parental responsibilities co-parenting divorce and children DuPage County parenting time attorney parenting plans
Illinois has been using the percentage shares model to calculate child support since 1984, but that changed on July 1, 2017. Now the state uses an income shares model, which places it on par with most other states in the U.S. Another notable change to the law is the inclusion of a shared parenting provision, which may impact a parent’s child support obligation. Learn more about this provision, including how to determine if a modification to your current order may be warranted.
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It seems like, at every turn, parents are told that divorce will harm their children, perhaps irreversibly so. Yet, each year, some 1.5 million children go through the separation process. Are they all doomed, their fate forever sealed by the choices their parents have made? Will their immune systems take a hit? Can they ever recover, or will they be forever scarred by this one traumatic event? Rest assured: though divorce can have a negative effect on children, most do ultimately recover – and sometimes the outcome is far better than if their parents had stayed together.
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Divorce can be a chaotic, emotional, and complex process – but it does not have to be. In fact, many couples walk away from their divorce, satisfied with the outcome. How can you join their ranks? Mediation may be your best bet, especially since litigated divorce practically encourages arguments and contention, but success in mediation does not come easily. It is done with intention. Learn more about how to improve your chances of a successful mediation with help from the following information.
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Credit is often used to obtain the important things in life: homes, vehicles, furniture, and more. Unfortunately, the use of credit also places consumers in debt. Should a life crisis occur – an illness, an auto or work accident, a layoff at their job, or another unexpected event – debt can quickly go from manageable to a full-on crisis. Is it possible to regain control without filing for bankruptcy? Perhaps, but even if bankruptcy is required, some strategies can be used to improve your circumstances.
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When couples adopt a pet, they rarely consider what might happen if they one day divorce. Unfortunately, divorce does happen – and if an animal is involved, someone may end up heartbroken. Learn more about what happens to a pet in divorce, including how the trend may be changing, with help from the following information.
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While there are many challenges and obstacles to owning your own business, few come close to the potentially devastating impact of divorce. Sadly, small businesses are at an even higher risk because they are not typically prepared for a massive financial hit. What can you do to protect your business during a divorce, and how can an attorney help? The following explains.
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