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Lack of work-life balance can lead to separation, divorce

Many times when a couple realizes their marriage is not going the way either planned, they will decide to separate in order to figure out what it is that they both really want. Often times this separation leads to an official divorce filing.

Differences between primary and legal custody in Illinois

When it comes to divorce decisions, child custody arrangements are always the most contentious. During this time it can also get particularly confusing as parents try to navigate the world of custody. Parents in Illinois may find themselves wondering, what is the difference between primary and legal custody? Who will be in charge of things like religious upbringing, medical decisions and extracurricular decisions?

Unpaid child support lands one father behind bars

For many parents -- whether they are going through a divorce or just splitting up -- determining child support will be part of that process. This means each parent will need to provide proof of their earnings. A judge will then look at not just income, but also the needs of the child.

Should U.S. judges consider foreign laws in divorce?

For many people, religion plays a major role in their lives and is represented at major life occasions. Naturally, many people include their religious beliefs into their wedding. However, if the marriage ends up not working out as planned, many of those same people also want their religious beliefs to be honored in their divorce.

Talk with an attorney before falling behind on child support

Illinois parents going through a divorce can expect that statutory guidelines will be used to help determine how much one parent should be paying and how much the other parent should be receiving in child support. These child support guidelines are heavily dependent on how much the non-custodial parent earns. However, other factors such as medical expenses and child care costs are also factored in to the total amount that should be paid.

Considerations for divorcing Illinois parents in Edwardsville and Belleville

When parents go through a divorce, experts say the goal is to maintain the children's lifestyle. However, due to a divorce usually meaning each parent having to pay for their own household, many people are unable to keep everything exactly how it was for their children. This is why judges and lawyers will look at what the minimum amount one parent can accept is and what is logistically possible for the other parent to pay.

Supervised visitation sometimes an option for Illinois parents

Every parent has the right to a relationship with their child. Even in cases where the parents are going through a nasty divorce full of domestic abuse allegations, children should still be able to spend time with both of their parents.

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