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Helping you navigate child custody issues during divorce

17629808_S.jpgDivorce is never easy even when spouses enter the process mutually and with a positive attitude. Dissolution requires serious decision-making and most divorcing couples in Illinois and elsewhere encounter complex divorce issues. Divorcing with children and further complicate the matter. Parents not only have to make major choices regarding their personal post-divorce life but they also have to consider the lives of their children. In fact, almost every decision made during dissolution can impact a child.

Parents may adopt through Illinois 'Baby Safe Haven' law

In Illinois, April is designated as "Save Abandoned Babies Month." Sometimes, infants are born to mothers and fathers who simply are unable for very personal reasons to care for them. Sometimes these situations have caused parents to put their infant's life in danger in an act of desperation. However, an Illinois statute that addresses that issue is seeing successful results.

Can a parent in Illinois seek a temporary child support order?

54711468_S.jpgWhile most of the time a mother in Illinois knows who the father of her child is, even if they are no longer in a relationship with one another, other times the matter can be a bit muddled. The alleged father may dispute that the child is his, necessitating a court hearing. However, during that time the child must be cared for by either the mother or the purported father. When this happens, it may be a possibility for the parent caring for the child to obtain a temporary order for child support.

Divorce: marriage may be romantic, but prenups are practical

7833693_S.jpgWhile "love" is one of the first words a person in Springfield associates with the word "marriage," in fact there are many practical aspects of marriage that should not get lost in the haze of romance. Therefore, some couples find that it can help to have a prenuptial agreement (prenup) in place.

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