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What can I do about loneliness over the holidays?

As a single father in Illinois, the holidays may be a lonely time for you. It can be hard to adjust to a divorce, especially when you're separated from your kids for the first time in a long time. In this case, there are steps you can take to deal with loneliness over the holidays while also taking care of yourself. Live About offers the following advice.  

Family law, lies and a father's reputation

For fathers, there are many different family law challenges that can surface. As if the divorce process is not difficult enough, both in terms of its emotional toll and the financial consequences, many fathers have been unable to spend much time with their children afterward. Moreover, some have faced immense challenges related to false allegations, such as claims of domestic violence. It is essential for fathers in Peoria and all over the state of Illinois to stand up for themselves if they believe their legal rights have been violated. However, our law office also realizes how challenging this can be.

Health problems and child support modification

Our law office knows how difficult daily life can be for some non-custodial parents. Making child support payments can be tough, if not impossible altogether. Unfortunately, the consequences that come with failing to make these payments can make a parent's life even more challenging. Some people have found themselves in this tough spot because they were out of work due to an economic recession, while others experience financial hardships due to a health scare or some other crisis. If you are struggling with health problems and worry that you will not be able to fulfill your child support duties, you may want to examine child support modification.

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.

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.

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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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