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Can back child support keep one from traveling?

Parents may find themselves in a position where staying current on child support is no longer possible. From a health problem that suddenly appeared to the loss of a job, various challenges can leave a non-custodial parent with serious financial problems. For those who are unable to pay child support, the financial pressures they are facing may interfere with life in other ways, such as the cancellation of travel plans. In fact, a parent who has fallen far enough behind on their child support obligations may not even be able to get a passport in the first place.

The importance of establishing paternity

Unmarried couples who have a child together in Illinois must establish paternity in order for the father's name to be listed on the birth certificate. There are numerous benefits for both the child and the father once paternity is ascertained, and it is an easy process as long as both partners are in agreement.

When are child support orders eligible for review?

As a non-custodial parent, all sorts of challenges may be on your plate. Family law issues of all kinds can be difficult to work through, but those involving a child are often especially tough. In addition to the emotional aspects of family law matters involving children, financial matters may arise as well. For example, you might be having a hard time paying child support each month and are wondering whether or not your child support order is eligible for review. It is essential to find answers to any of your family law questions and avoid falling behind on your child support, which can bring all sorts of serious consequences.

Family law and bullying from an ex-spouse

Family law disputes may involve a wide variety of legal issues, such as those brought on by disagreements over a child custody arrangement, discontent regarding the division of marital property, or even bitterness about one's decision to end the marriage. Unfortunately, these disputes can be quite tough for some couples to work through and there are times when behavior might get out of line. For example, someone might bully their former spouse.

How fathers can get more custody time

There are many decisions that need to be made by divorcing parents in Illinois. One of the biggest ones is how custody is determined and if one parent gets primary custody or if it is shared equally. In many of the cases, the mom is considered the primary caregiver and, as a result, is granted more custody time than the dad. There are a number of tactics that can be used by fathers who want to be more involved with the child-rearing process.

Protecting yourself against false domestic violence accusations

When it comes to child custody, visitation, and other facets of fathers' rights, there are many issues to consider. For some, untrue domestic violence allegations are extremely problematic and can interfere with their ability to see their children. Moreover, these charges can affect a father's life in many other ways, from creating career-related problems (the loss of a job, difficulty landing a new position) to financial issues and a shattered reputation. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence and are worried about your future, our firm knows how pivotal it is to take steps to protect yourself.

Halloween and custody disputes

Whether you are just approaching the process of divorce or have already split up with your spouse, holidays can be tough, especially if you have kids. Moreover, custody disputes and a parent's pursuit of visitation rights can be very emotional for children and both parents. With Halloween and other holidays, a parent who is unable to spend time with his or her child may be particularly upset, which highlights the importance of going over the ins and outs of your case if you are involved in a custody dispute. Our firm understands how complex and emotionally charged these issues can be, but it is important to keep yourself focused on the case and fight for the best interests of your child.

Discussing custody matters with your child

From child support to alimony and the division of marital property, there are many fathers' rights issues that people deal with across the country. However, those involving custody and visitation can be particularly emotional for fathers in Peoria and other Illinois cities. Moreover, these issues can have a significant impact on children also, which is why you may want to think about going over these topics with your child if you are facing a custody dispute, worried about losing your rights to visitation, or are working through any other custody matter.

DUI charges and custody disputes

Whether you cannot pay your child support and want to modify your child support order or you have stress related to the distribution of marital property, family law issues can be incredibly challenging. However, if you are a father who is worried about the outcome of a child custody dispute, daily life can seem daunting. Moreover, in Peoria, and cities all around Illinois, there are other factors that could have an impact on the court's decision, such as being charged with driving under the influence. Our law firm knows the multitude of factors that can come into play with these scenarios and the importance of parents in this position closely assessing their options.

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