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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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When a couple with children elects to end their marriage, they will need to create a parenting plan for the future. A parenting plan is a formal agreement that specifies the rights and responsibilities of each parent regarding the child, … Continue reading

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It is not easy to raise children, even under the best of circumstances. For parents who are divorced, separated, or unmarried, the situation can be much more difficult. In Illinois, the law encourages a divorcing couple with children to develop … Continue reading

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The winter holiday season, for many families, begins with the celebration of Thanksgiving and continues through the month of December into the beginning of January. While the holidays are often filled with fun, food, and extended family, they can be … Continue reading

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Following your divorce, it can be difficult to truly understand the role you are expected to play in the life of your child. Of course, you want to be an active parent and maintain a healthy, ongoing relationship with your … Continue reading

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Following their divorce, many parents struggle to work with their former partners in raising their children. They often have trouble putting their differences aside and focusing on the needs of the child. Many others, however, find that cooperating with an … Continue reading

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While the weather shows little sign of changing anytime soon, summer vacation is drawing to a close for children throughout the United States, as well as here in Northern Illinois. In a few short weeks, school will be back in … Continue reading

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When you share parenting time of your child with your ex-spouse, your ability to control what the other parent does with his or her time is limited. Unless the child is being placed in danger, your former partner is essentially free to … Continue reading

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As part of the new approach to parenting and child-related concerns in Illinois, divorced, separated, or unmarried parents will be expected to actively participate in their child’s upbringing. While the expectation of active parenting is not necessarily a new concept, … Continue reading

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Making holiday plans can be difficult for any family. There is no shortage of places to be, family to visit, food to prepare, gifts to buy and wrap, and countless other considerations. When divorce and child custody considerations are added … Continue reading

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