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Child Custody Archives

Siblings may be custody lifeline for younger brothers or sisters

For many families in Illinois struggling with custody issues, deaths in the family, substance abuse, criminal charges or other serious concerns, a sibling may wish to seek formal custody of their younger sibling. A sibling may want to provide their younger brother or sister with a stable home while keeping the child out of foster care or other types of state placements outside the family.

Keeping a divorce child-friendly

Many Illinois parents whose marriages are ending decide to start the divorce proceedings in March. While parents can generally expect that a divorce is coming, the children can become stressed out when they learn that their family is changing. It is recommended that parents make decisions about their divorce while keeping the kids in mind.

Changing child custody orders

Issues pertaining to child custody can be complicated matters to resolve. When making a decision regarding child custody, the court is obligated to rule in the best interest of the child, even if one or both parents are not content with the terms. However, divorced Illinois parents who are unhappy with the child custody order that is in place and have a valid reason for wanting the order modified should be aware of what it takes.

Issues with child custody exchanges

Most divorced parents in Illinois work hard to maintain cordial relationships with their children's other parent. Sometimes, however, tensions can erupt or situations become strained. This can be particularly true during custody exchanges, the act of one parent dropping the kids off at the other parent's home for parenting time or visitation.

Using mediation to solve parental relocation issues

According to one study, around half of all divorced women and about one-third of divorced men were still angry at their ex-spouses 10 years after the divorce. This anger may fuel conflict between divorced parents in Illinois, but it is important that parents do not allow that anger to override the best interests of their children.

Divorced parents should plan ahead for summer

Spring is when Illinois parents who are divorced need to start thinking about summer vacations with their children and communicating with each other about those plans. Some parents have notice provisions in their formal parenting document, and 60 days is often considered appropriate.

Setting a cooperative foundation with a parenting plan

Illinois parents who are divorcing may find negotiating child custody and visitation to be one of the most difficult parts of the split. The parenting plan is a tool that may help ease conflict as well as defining boundaries in a way leaves both parents and children feeling more secure.

Father fights for child custody after ex-wife passes away

Despite the best intentions when couples marry, there comes a point when some decide that seeking a divorce is in the best interest of everyone involved. Many couples in Illinois have found that their divorce proceedings can become complicated by child custody issues. Unfortunately, one former couple's child custody issues are still ongoing even though one of the parents has since passed away. The out-of-state case is set to be decided by a judge.

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