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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.

How can I be a better father after divorce?

If you've recently gone through a divorce in Illinois, the process has most likely been tough on your kids. That's why it's crucial for you to be the best father possible after a divorce, which will allow you to form a strong, loving bond with your child just when they need it most. Fatherhood.org offers the following advice on how you can improve your parenting skills and strengthen the bond with your kids.

When threats are made over custody and child support

We have covered a myriad of fathers' rights issues but in this post, we will look into threats over custody and child support, a problem that many fathers have had to deal with. Family law matters which involve children and finances can be very hard for both parties, especially from an emotional point of view. Sometimes, these strong emotions can lead to threats or even actual violence, which is especially concerning when children are involved. Across the state of Illinois, it is crucial for parents to do what they can to protect their children and their own interests and make sure that any threats are dealt with appropriately.

Custody and child support, from a father's perspective

If you are a father and are preparing for the process of divorce, you may have many questions on your mind and you could be worried about the outcome of your divorce. Or, perhaps you have already been through a divorce but you are worried about other family law matters, from securing your visitation rights to modifying your child support order because your financial well-being has changed considerably. Regardless, it is important to handle these matters with care and to not only realize your rights but to identify areas of concern and figure out the most practical direction forward.

Work-related challenges and your custody dispute

If you have recently split up with your spouse, or divorce is around the corner, you could be going through a variety of difficulties related to family law. For example, you may be facing financial challenges due to spousal support payments or a child support order. However, family law issues which involve your children and your ability to spend time with your kids can be especially emotional. To make things more complicated, other issues you may be struggling with in life, such as problems at work, can also get in the way.

Why are some fathers falsely accused of family violence?

Domestic violence is a very serious matter and we have covered a number of issues related to this topic on our blog. At Butler Giraudo & Meister, we know that family violence is a tough topic for some families in Peoria and all around Illinois. Aside from those who are subjected to abuse, which can make daily life incredibly hard, some people also struggle with this issue because they are facing false allegations. Aside from extreme stress and uncertainty, false accusations related to this offense can disrupt a father's life in many ways. So, why are some men falsely accused of family violence?

Resolving a dispute over missed visits

When it comes to family law, there are all sorts of potentially complicated legal matters that can arise. However, those involving a couple's children can be particularly sensitive, especially when it comes to child custody. Moreover, disagreements involving child custody can arise long after custody has been awarded. For example, parents may find themselves in the midst of a dispute because one believes that they are not being allowed to spend enough time with their child. It is particularly important to approach these types of disagreements appropriately.

Child custody and back-to-school season

At any time of year, it can be hard for a parent to work through a dispute over child custody. Certain occasions, such as the time when kids return to school, can be especially hard for parents. If you are simultaneously trying to deal with responsibilities related to a dispute involving child custody and your child returning to school, such as helping them become accustomed to their new schedule or buying clothes and school supplies.

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