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,…

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…

Children are a precious gift; but for them, divorce can be a coal in the stocking. Mom and Dad are no longer under the same roof, and Christmas lacks the joyful feelings of togetherness. Especially around Christmas, a family breakup can make kids feel like they’re on Santa’s naughty list. Splitting Christmas between divorced parents…

Getting married costs little more than the price of a marriage license. Unless the bride and groom throw a lavish ceremony, a marriage can be quite inexpensive. Dissolving the union, on the other hand, can leave an ex-spouse in financial devastation. Here are 8 steps to financially recover after a divorce. 1. Adjust Spending A…

High conflict couples are driven to wield unbridled power. In high conflict relationships, dominating the other spouse or family members takes precedence over reasonable communications. In the midst of child custody disputes, high conflict couples are riddled with anger and fear—which in no way help them reach agreeable solutions. Mediation, arbitration and, in rare instances,…

The process of gaining full custody of your children is a stressful process. In this guide, we will cover the steps you need to take to obtain sole custody of your children in Illinois.

Traditionally, women had been granted child custody in more cases than men. But in recent years, men have made excellent progress in gaining custody and visitation rights.  In the days when women won the majority of the child custody battles, men usually had to settle for weekend visitation and many people still believe this dynamic…

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