In today's day and age, it is next to impossible to shield a child from divorce. Whether children see divorce depicted on television, have friends at school who are divorced, or have extended family members who have gone through it, kids don't live in a bubble. They will be curious about the idea of divorce, and often fearful that it will happen to their family too.
When it comes to applying for financial aid, divorced parents often struggle when it comes to who should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as FASFA. Should it be the custodial parent? Does who pays child support play a role in who should file? What about a stepparent? Should there information be included?
While some couples may be able to keep their cool -- or even get along -- during a divorce, when it comes to child custody decisions no two parents should ever just assume that they are always going to continue to agree on everything when it comes to raising their children. Even if the divorce went smoothly, issues can still arise in the future.
It is hard to not continue to hold a grudge after a divorce in Illinois. Maybe there were hurtful things said during the divorce? Or maybe there was a bitter child custody dispute where each parent wanted sole custody, but now each are sharing responsibilities with joint custody and co-parenting? Whatever the case may be, having to continue to communicate in a civil manner can be downright impossible for some divorced parents.
When one parent wants to move out of the state with the children, the parent in Illinois cannot just pack up and move. Rather, the other parent needs to approve of this move. If the other parent does not approve, both will most likely find themselves in court trying to convince a judge why this move should or should not happen.