When parents are going through a divorce, forming a child custody agreement to settle the visitation question is usually more important than resolving financial issues.  The lives of the children should be the first thing every divorced couple takes into consideration and each decision they make must be made with the best interests of their…

The experience of going through a divorce always differs depending on the couple. Some divorcing couples can get through a divorce rather quickly with few issues afterwards while many cases involve at least one ex-spouse that causes unnecessary problems. There is a lot of emotion involved in a divorce that can cause some to act in ways that make the entire experience more difficult. If you are in a situation in which you cannot cut off contact with a difficult ex due to child custody or some other circumstance, these tips will assist you in dealing with an ex in the best possible manner.

In most divorce cases where parents cannot agree on a plan for raising their children, the court usually decides matters that concern the welfare of the child or children. These decisions include the time the child will spend with each parent, who the primary caregiver will be, who will bear the expenses of the child,…

Divorce—with its associated legal fees, filing fees and retainer fees—is expensive. In order to begin work on a case, a divorce attorney will require a written retainer agreement. Retainer fees for a divorce lawyer in Illinois fall within a wide range and are influenced by variable factors. What is a divorce retainer? A divorce retainer…

When we think of divorce, generally images of a bad divorce come to mind such as fighting and child custody battles which could drag out the process for months or even years.  These types of divorces are so common that many people may think this is how every divorce works but that is not true. …

When going through a divorce, one of the biggest concerns for both spouses is child custody.  The new custody arrangements are often a huge life change for the parents and children especially and it is important to make a child custody decision based on everyone’s best interests.  According to three different independent studies done this…

Going through a divorce can be a long, difficult process which is why there is some relief once the divorce has been finalized. After a divorce, your living situation will no doubt be different. If you need to find a new job so you can move on with your life after divorce, the following tips will help make the transition easier.

The following guide will help you understand how debt is divided in a divorce and what to expect if you are going through a divorce in which there is shared debt involved. When going through a divorce, it helps to have a professional divorce lawyer to navigate the division of financial assets including debt. 

Deciding to file for a divorce is not a choice that should be made on a whim.  Divorces are long, messy situations that will require plenty of your time, money, and effort, and they affect more people than just the divorcing spouses.  Divorce proceedings are always more complicated and often more painful if there are…

Whether divorced parents should pursue a co-parenting or parallel parenting arrangement depends on the situation between the parents.  The following is a description of both post-divorce parenting options to help divorced parents decide which arrangement will work best for their children. 

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