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Vengeance should not be the focus in divorce

Illinois residents facing the fallout from a marital split could be tempted to use the legal process as a method of getting revenge against a misbehaving spouse. The emotional turbulence and acrimony of a failed marriage can make a public airing of grievances against someone seem attractive. However, there are important factors to consider. Aside from the financial implications of paying lawyers many thousands of dollars to wage a paper war, there is an emotional and mental health aspect to consider for both the adults and children of a marriage.

How to avoid a child custody battle

Illinois parents who are getting a divorce might be concerned about its effect on their young children. It is usually in their best interests for children to spend time with both parents, and it is also better for children if parents can negotiate an arrangement rather than fighting one another in court.

Domestic violence orders may help to prevent ongoing abuse

During this time when the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is observed across the world, victims are reminded that protection is available. Through the Illinois court system, domestic violence orders may provide temporary protection until further action can be taken. Despite projects focused on creating awareness, statistics show that domestic violence remains prevalent.

Family law issues sometimes ongoing after divorce

Most people in Illinois might agree that divorce is never easy. Family law issues surrounding a marital separation can be exacerbated when there are children involved. Parents embattled in child custody debates and/or issues concerning visitation or future ongoing relationships can become complicated and hostile if those involved cannot find a way to negotiate in an amicable manner.

Family law studies show children of divorce are well-adjusted

It's a well-known phenomenon that some couples living in a broken marriage will put off a divorce until the children are grown up and independent. But in Illinois and elsewhere, does that make things worse for children who must live under the continuing stress of a problem-filled marriage? An article in Scientific American recently took up this important family law question and provided some reassuring news for parents contemplating a divorce.

College costs an important issue in Illinois divorce settlements

College costs can weigh on every family, but in particular, children whose parents are divorced too often endure a financial burden long after their parents have separated. In fact, a new study shows that children of divorced parents typically receive far less help with their college payments. Considering how tuition rates have skyrocketed, it is extremely important for Illinois residents who are going through a divorce to discuss the burden of college costs during the property settlement.

Illinois residents can prevent post-divorce tax headaches

Illinois couples who are going through a divorce may not have considered the possibility of tax problems as a result of their marital dissolution. Some issues that are overlooked before the decree is finalized may come back to haunt divorced couples years down the road. But taking the time to understand the relevant tax laws can help protect financial interests and achieve a favorable division of property for both parties.

Lack of child support may force some to crisis center in Rockford

For many people living in Rockford and elsewhere in Illinois, child support payments are not a luxury, but rather a necessity. It is no secret that delinquent payments can and do cause hardships for many parents who are doing their best to raise a child. Sometimes, lack of child support payments can result in a parent and child being forced out of a home or the parent being unable to meet everyday expenses such as food. For Illinois residents who are facing this kind of upheaval, the MotherHouse Crisis Nursery in Rockford may be a source of help.

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