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Is there pet custody in Illinois divorce law?

For parents getting divorced, often the most i10761672_S.jpgmportant and difficult thing to decide is what to do about the children. Sharing child custody means not getting to see your kids part of the time, but giving sole custody to one parent, with visitation rights to the other, can put a large burden on the custodial parent, and severely restrict the relationship the other parent has with his or her kids.

Can experiencing divorce make children stronger?

7861508_S.jpgIt is common for unhappily married people to hold off on getting divorced because of their children. They worry that the trauma of their parents splitting up would harm the kids emotionally, leading to years of psychological damage that will require hours and hours of therapy to work through.

'Brainwashed' daughters returned to dad after being found

7208822_S.jpgMost of the time, after divorce parents recognize that their relationship has changed, but not ended. They must continue to co-parent their children, working together to make sure they are as emotionally and physically healthy as possible as they prepare for adulthood.

Dads must fight for their rights when child is born out of wedlock

19224160_S.jpgThough Missouri's family law has changed in many ways to adapt to our evolving ideas of what a family is, in some ways the law remains behind the times. In one important example, a man is presumed to be the father of a child if the child was born to his or her "natural mother" while the man was married to the mother, or within 300 days of the end of the marriage.

When divorced parents pit the kid against the ex

31020940_S.jpgOne of the most important things you can do as a parent going through divorce is to avoid putting your children in the middle. No matter how you feel about your ex right now, he or she is your kids' other parent. When possible, children generally do better when both parents remain a source of love, affection, discipline and support for them -- even when the parents are no longer together.

Mother ruled 'too poor' to have visitation rights over daughter

14961548_S.jpgA heartbreaking child custody case out of New Jersey may make our Illinois and Missouri readers consider whether a parent can be made to give up his or her rights due to poverty, and whether parents facing the loss of custody have a constitutional right to an attorney.

St. Louis woman seeks 'custody' of frozen embryos after divorce

3226154_S.jpgMany divorces require the spouses or the judge to determine child custody. Much less common is a legal determination about what to do about embryos. But with alternative forms of conception becoming increasingly popular, perhaps it was inevitable that such a case arise in Missouri.

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