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  • The Thanksgiving Survival Guide for the Recently Divorced

    Each November, countless families across the country come together to celebrate their blessings and eat a hearty Thanksgiving feast. But, like most holidays, Thanksgiving can be an extremely difficult and emotional experience for the recently divorced. For the first time in a long time, you may be alone on a day that glorifies the ideals of “family” and “togetherness.” ...
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  • Recognizing the Signs of Parental Alienation

    Establishing a child custody arrangement is one of the most challenging aspects of the divorce process. Unfortunately, it’s difficult for many ex-spouses to treat each other cordially once the divorce has been finalized. In fact, sometimes a resentful ex-spouse can behave in a way that unintentionally influences how a child perceives their other parent. In worst-case scenarios, an ex may ...
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  • Trick-or-Treat & Divorce: 4 Tips for Co-Parenting on Halloween

    Once the summer months fade into fall, children across the country start dreaming of the one night a year they can throw on their favorite costumes to knock on doors for yummy treats and playful frights. However, any holiday event can be difficult for families once a divorce has been finalized, and Halloween is no exception. It’s not unusual for children to lack the Halloween spirit because ...
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  • Is an Intellectually Disabled Adult Entitled to Child Support?

    We are currently in the middle of an interesting cultural shift: adults are marrying and divorcing at increasingly older ages. This naturally impacts many aspects of the divorce process, especially when it comes to custody and child support. However, what happens when a couple divorces and their child is an intellectually disabled adult? Does one parent still need to pay child support? In ...
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  • Will My New Marriage Affect My Old Divorce Settlement?

    Divorce can be a challenging legal process, but the long-term benefits are typically worth the temporary heartache and struggles. The end of one complicated marriage gives both spouses a second chance at love and romance. However, before you put slip on a new ring, it’s important to understand how your new marriage can affect the terms of your original divorce settlement. The Financial ...
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  • Your Divorce & the TCJA

    If you and your spouse are seriously considering a divorce, there may be no time like the present to file your petition and complete the process. As 2018 crawls to a close, we are getting closer and closer to the last tax season that provides certain tax benefits to divorced couples. The Trump Administration passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017, and the legislative changes will ...
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  • Private School Tuition & Child Support Payments

    The primary purpose of child support is to provide minors with financially-stable living environments that encompass their basic living needs. Calculating and establishing the guidelines of child support payments is an important facet of many divorce settlements. Basic living expenses include: Clothing Shelter Food Educational expenses Health care (circumstantially) The Illinois Marriage and ...
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  • Parenting Plans & Summer Vacation

    Summer is a great season for families to vacation together. However, summer plans can get complicated after a divorce. This is particularly true for children who split their time between two households. In 2016, Illinois replaced “child custody arrangements” with “parenting plans.” These are legal documents that list the rights and obligations each parent has regarding ...
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  • Tips for a Successful Co-Parenting Relationship After Divorce

    Divorcing spouses often cannot wait for the whole ordeal to be over and to put the past behind them. If you share children with your former spouse, however, you cannot simply move on and cut ties with your ex-spouse. The romantic portion of your relationship is over, but you will still have to co-parent your children together. Unfortunately, if there is lingering animosity, this situation can ...
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