Some soon-to-be-married couples in Illinois believe signing a prenuptial agreement is a negative way to start a marriage as it indicates preparation for the worst-case scenario. Although a prenup protects both parties in the event of a divorce, it mainly shows honest, upfront communication that can establish a sound basis for any marriage. Information about these types of agreements can provide peace of mind and is available from family law attorneys.
One of the most intimidating aspects of any litigation, may it be family law, personal injury or real estate law, is the terminology and the legal language of a case. Some people actually avoid consulting with an attorney or pressing their (potentially legitimate) case because of the feared complication involved. Well, today, we want to help dispel some of that fear by going over some basic terms and vocabulary involved in family law cases.
There are many controversial aspects to divorce law and family law, but one of the most notable in this regard is the prenuptial agreement. There was a time not too long ago that prenuptial agreements were seen as socially taboo. Prenups were essentially a concession, according to this line of thinking, that a divorce was inevitable and that the spouse asking for the prenup was trying to protect his or her financial well-being as opposed to thinking about their relationship and their life together.
Too many parents see an order to pay child support as a punishment. They think that they have to pay this money to an ex because they've done something wrong or because they are not a good parent. However, the truth is that child support is not a punishment: it is a way to ensure both parents are contributing to the welfare and well-being of a child.
Gone are the days when the majority of men and women in the U.S. married straight out of high school. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1950 the median age for first marriages among women was 21 and men, 23. Fast forward to 2015 and the median ages at which women and men marry have increased to 27 and 29. Today, not only are more people delaying marriage, but the national divorce rate also consistently hovers between 40 to 50 percent.
Every child deserves to grow up in a loving and supportive home. Unfortunately, some children are born into difficult economic, familial and social situations and may subsequently be placed into foster care or an orphanage. For children who are eligible, adoption provides the opportunity to obtain much-needed stability in their lives and to become a cherished member of a loving family.
Family planning takes on a whole new meaning as years pass. No longer does it only involve discussions between partners about when to start a family or what kind of birth control to use. Now, family planning conversations in Illinois can include the topic of frozen embryos and other advanced scientific methods.