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How To Make Co-Parenting Easier

Let's face it, while incredibly rewarding, parenting also comes with many challenges. For parents who are divorced or separated and who share child custody and parenting responsibilities, these challenges are often compounded by communication problems and a general failure on the part of parents to come together and get on the same page.

Holiday Survival Tips For Recently Divorced Parents

For many people, Thanksgiving and the holiday season are about spending time with family members and friends, making memories and honoring traditions. Despite the celebratory and joyous overtones, for many, the holidays can be stressful. This is often especially true for individuals and families who have been affected by a recent separation or divorce.

Child custody may be point of disagreement during divorce

Even a seemingly smooth divorce process can be difficult for both parents and children to navigate from an emotional standpoint. Thus, battles involving child custody and other similar issues can cause even greater emotional stress -- stress that can have long-term implications. A few tips might help people in Illinois to reduce the stress often associated with the divorce process.

What can birds offer parents of divorce?

Divorce is difficult. If children are involved it can make things more complicated. And, like an onion, the layers of complexity can lead to a lot of tears. To minimize the upset, experienced Peoria family law attorneys know the value of keeping the focus on what's most important -- for the children and for parents who want what's best for all concerned.

A simple question that raises complicated constitutional issues p3

The case we have been discussing, V.L. v E.L., has been on the U.S. Supreme Court's agenda since the end of December. The court is not ready to hear arguments, though. The parties -- and the rest of us -- are waiting to find out if the court will hear the case at all. We had hoped to have an update by now, but we will have to continue to be patient.

A simple question that raises complicated constitutional issues p2

We are talking about a case that may be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. It comes out of Alabama, and it addresses an issue that was not settled when same-sex marriage became legal in every state last summer. The issue at hand is adoption by same-sex couples.

Leaving town with the kids? New law means fewer parents in court p3

We are wrapping up our discussion of upcoming changes to child custody laws, specifically the laws regarding the relocation of a custodial parent. The changes are not minor tweaks. Rather, the Illinois General Assembly has completely rewritten the laws that relate to divorce, custody, visitation and support.

Leaving town with the kids? New law means fewer parents in court p2

We are talking about one change in Illinois family law that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. The General Assembly has completely reworked the state's approach to the dissolution of marriage, especially laws that address the parent/child relationship.

Kids do the darnedest things when one parent disses the other p3

The custody dispute we have been talking about has taken a number of very unusual turns. At times, the situation sounds like the plot of a movie, with international locations, accusations of abuse and kidnapping, and years of fighting over visitation agreements. The parents are at war, and the effect on the children is just considered collateral damage.

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