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Fathers can continue to be great parents after divorce

Most parents always want what's best for their children. That holds true even when parents' marriages don't work out. Divorced fathers in Illinois may find a new way of parenting challenging, but they can be successful in maintaining positive relationships with their kids when they keep a few key tips in mind. 

The first thing to remember is that children may have their own ways of processing that mom and dad no longer live in the same house. It's important to allow children to express what they're feeling and to help them to cope with a new reality. As well, fathers who stay in the same area -- or at least town -- with their children if they don't have primary custody may be able to help their children better. Those who have joint custody need to find a way to work with their former spouse or partner for the sake of the children.

When fathers have their children overnight, it's great when they make those moments count. Making new memories with kids is something that is healthy for both fathers and their kids. Visitation times can be emotionally healthy for everyone.

Fathers may find the learning curve for this new way of parenting a bit daunting, but there is help for them to make the most of their time with their children. Illinois fathers who share custody may find a parenting plan a useful tool. Getting advice about other tools available from a lawyer experienced in family law may also be beneficial. 

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