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Illinois domestic violence lawyersVictims of abuse often assume that a documented history of violence will protect them and their children during and after a divorce. Sadly, this is rarely the case. Instead, abusive spouses often use their children as a way to get close to the victim again. The means and methods for doing so vary from one case to the next, but with proper advocacy and protection, victims and their children can reduce the risk of future abuse. Learn more in the following sections, including how the assistance of a seasoned divorce attorney can help to mitigate against the issues that often arise in a divorce from an abusive partner. 

Make Safety Your Primary Focus

Divorce is a complex process, with many pitfalls, but the biggest threat to victims of domestic violence is that of continued abuse. As such, the primary focus should be safety. Create a safety plan and, if necessary, obtain an order of protection. If the children are not covered under the order of protection (which is a possibility), then victims are encouraged to make child exchanges in a safe, public place (i.e. the police station). Do not engage in arguments and never agree to meet your spouse alone - not even to talk about the children. Instead, seek assistance and support from an experienced attorney. 

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Illinois adoption lawyersFamilies choose adoption for a variety of reasons. Whatever your family’s reasons may be, it is critical that you take the time to adequately prepare for the mental and emotional toll it can have on all involved parties. Learn more in the following sections, including how the aid of a seasoned family law attorney can help ease the process and improve the overall outcome. 

Educate Yourself on the Process

Prospective parents are not always prepared for the mentally and emotionally taxing adoption process, which often exacerbates matters even further. Thankfully, the risk of excessive and unnecessary stress can be reduced if prospective parents take the time to familiarize themselves with the adoption process, as well as any potential obstacles that may arise (i.e. a birth mother changing her mind). Parties are also encouraged to research the various types of adoption (i.e. foster adoption, international adoption, closed adoption, etc.) and the associated costs and requirements to help them in determining which avenue may be most suitable for their situation.

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Wheaton family law attorneysWhile even happily married parents can disagree over the best interests of their child, those who are going through a divorce are far more likely to argue excessively over the matter. Sometimes this is because there truly is a risk to the child’s well-being, but other times, it can be related to a vindictive or alienating spouse. Learn more about what happens in these situations, and discover how a seasoned divorce lawyer can help you mitigate against such issues. 

Parents Disagree Over Child’s Football Career

In an unprecedented Pennsylvania divorce case, two parents are fighting over whether their son should be allowed to continue his football career. At age 17, he has already suffered three previous concussions. His mother has not questioned their son’s doctors, who say there is no reason why he cannot continue playing. His father says he is concerned that continuing to play could cause severe permanent damage. He is filing suit against the mother as a way to advocate for his son, but he fears that his concerns will be dismissed. 

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Wheaton divorce lawyersDivorce can be a costly process, but it does not have to be. In fact, there are several strategies that parties can use to save money on their proceedings. Learn more about them in the following sections, and discover which purported money-saving tips can actually do more harm than good. 

Avoid Litigation Whenever Possible

While negotiated divorces can be complex and costly, they tend to be less expensive than litigated divorces. Part of this is due to the way proceedings are conducted (going to court is generally most expensive than meeting with a mediator), but there are other factors involved as well. For example, a litigated divorce places your financial future in the hands of a judge; in mediation, you tend to have more control over the outcome of your case. 

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Wheaton divorce lawyersDivorce can be an emotionally painful process, and that can make it difficult to navigate through it without saying or doing something you will later regret. Thankfully, it is possible to reduce your risk of regret in a divorce, so long as you have the right knowledge, tools, and resources at your disposal. Learn more in the following sections, including why the assistance of a seasoned attorney is a critical element in your regret prevention plan. 

Prevent Unnecessary Financial Loss

Financial loss in divorce is an all-too-common (but highly preventable) issue - and while it may not seem all that worthy of regret, if severe enough, it can have long-term or even life-long repercussions. Retired and near-retired parties and women are considered to be at the highest risk for these losses, but men can experience them as well. A few ways to prevent them are to: 

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Address28371 Davis Parkway, Suite 103, Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone(630) 657-5052
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Wheaton Office
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Phone(630) 580-6373
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