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October 2018 Archives

Standing up for your rights as a father

There are many different considerations when it comes to fathers' rights, from child support issues to custody and visitation. Unfortunately, some fathers feel as if they are voiceless and they do not stand up for their rights because they believe that their child's other parent will have the upper hand in the courtroom. While this may have been a problem for some fathers who have worked through legal matters, it certainly does not impact every father. Moreover, when fathers are treated unfairly in Peoria or anywhere else in Illinois, it is especially important for them to defend their legal rights.

When your ex publicizes family law matters

Our law office realizes that a father may have to work through many challenges both during and after the divorce process. Unfortunately, some people can have an especially difficult time during this process because their former spouse wants to make things as hard as possible. Some may deal with false allegations that completely shatter them, such as claims that they were verbally or physically abusive even though they never abused any family member. Moreover, some people may want to publicize a family law matter by appearing on national television or posting personal information to their blog or social media profile.

Custody considerations involving special needs children

Any father may have a difficult time while ending their marriage, especially when it comes to child custody. With that said, custody can be particularly difficult for some parents to handle, such as those who have special needs children. If you are a parent of a special needs child, you may need to pay particularly close attention to the custody process and you should do all that you can to ensure that your child will receive the care that they need. When it comes to custody cases involving special needs children, there are some unique considerations for parents to go over.

Adoption, divorce and child custody

Divorce can bring many different questions and challenges, whether they involve finances (alimony, child support, etc.) or stress over going to court. However, divorce matters which involve children can be particularly tough, especially when it comes to child custody. Moreover, this may be especially true for some parents who have adopted their child. If you have an adopted child, you may be wondering how custody will be determined and what your options are. As with all custody cases, it is pivotal to know your rights and approach this issue carefully.

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  • Thank you so much for your hard work and expertise. I feel as a father in the state of Illinois that what I am trying to achieve is nearly impossible. I am so glad I chose to have your office full of extremely intelligent women represent me.

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  • I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your time, energy, and efforts you put into our case. Thank you for helping make our son's quality of life better. I cannot tell you how happy we are!

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