Category Archives: Children

This is a special time of year for many of us. Families that celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, or other winter holidays will gather for special meals, the exchanging of presents, and reunions with old friends. As the holiday season … Continue reading

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Whether you are newly separated or you are facing your first holiday season as a divorced person, being a parent and sharing your children during the holiday season can be tricky. Oftentimes, both parents want to spend time with their … Continue reading

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It is estimated that about 42 percent of marriages end in divorce, and there are many factors that can lead a couple to call it quits. In some cases, spouses simply realize that they are or have become incompatible. Other … Continue reading

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As any parent can tell you, parents spend a lot of time worrying about their children. A parent may be concerned about bullies on the playground, if their child is zipping their coat up in the cold, or if he … Continue reading

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It is extremely common for women to change their names after divorce, usually back to their maiden name. However, an increasingly widespread movement has divorced women legally changing the names of their children, as well. The legality of this is … Continue reading

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Going through a divorce is a painful process. Fortunately, for many people who suffer through the end of a marriage, there is a better life waiting for them. Many people who divorce make the most of their new life. This … Continue reading

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Most schools are now back in session after the summer break. This means that many families are getting back into the swing of early bedtimes, homework, and, very soon, parent-teacher conferences. A parent-teacher conference is an opportunity many schools offer … Continue reading

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“The best interest of the child” is a phrase often heard in several different contexts related to Illinois family law. However, they all intend to ensure that children are well protected and taken care of in every possible way. While … Continue reading

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While it may not be an ideal situation, some parents may be not at a place in their lives where they are equipped to properly care for their children. In some cases, parents may recognize this reality early enough so … Continue reading

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It is not easy to be a parent. When you are unmarried, divorced, or separated, and the other parent has been awarded the majority of the parenting time, you may face serious difficulties in being the parent you wish to … Continue reading

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