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December 2013 Archives

Yes, even gifts can be a problem after a divorce

With divorce comes many added complexities to your life. The holidays, of course, can become something of a logistical nightmare, moving children from multiple locations over multiple days to ensure that parents and grandparents all have an opportunity to spend time with their children and grandchildren.

Child custody legislation hopes to capitalize on executive power

In Illinois, child custody arrangements are determined in cases involving either unmarried or divorcing parents. These arrangements include high level issues, like who has legal and physical custody of the kids. Also included are more detailed issues such as guidelines on how holidays will be handled or how exchanges will take place.

The "good" divorce

Divorce is often viewed as one of society's ills. The high divorce rate is pointed to as a negative. Pejoratives are employed, a marriage "failed" and we speak of how divorce "damages" children. It is often decried with moralizing overtones that people lack commitment and seriousness, and walk away from a marriage in a fit of pique.

Financial expectations and prenuptial agreements

When a bride and groom are considering their marriage and their future life together, one thing that often does not come to their minds is a prenuptial agreement. Why would they discuss something that they would only need if they were involved in a divorce proceeding in Illinois?

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