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When a parent does not want custody

Often, when people think about child custody, they envision a heated dispute or disagreement over how custody will be split between parents. Or, they may envision a parent who is devastated to find out that they will not be able to share custody with their child's other parent, significantly impacting their relationship with a child (or children) that they deeply love. However, in some cases, a parent may not even be interested in custody, and there are different reasons for this. It is important to keep in mind that every family is in a unique situation with respect to custody and other divorce issues.

Filing for divorce with adult children

For some parents, the decision to move forward with a divorce is put on hold until their child reaches the age of 18 and leaves for college. Parents may decide to push off their divorce until their kids have left the house for many different reasons. For example, they may not worry as much about how their divorce will affect the child now that they have reached adulthood, and issues such as custody and child support may not be a concern, either. That said, all sorts of challenges can arise for parents who decide to split up once their kids have become legal adults.

Divorce, custody and your career

There are many factors that can make bringing marriage to an end so tough, but family law issues which involve your kids are often particularly difficult. Not only can these matters be an emotional rollercoaster, but there is so much at stake, including your child's future. Moreover, family law issues which involve kids, such as disputes surrounding child custody, can carry over into other facets of your life. For example, if you are going through a very bitter custody dispute you may notice that your job is adversely impacted by the challenges.

Custody and an unreasonable ex-spouse

Many facets of family law can be difficult to work through, but there are times when these legal matters (from custody to child support and property division) can be especially complicated. For example, someone who is dealing with a former marital partner that has become unreasonable may have a harder time working through these matters for a handful of reasons. If your child's other parent has become tough to work with, or they are making your life unnecessarily difficult due to hard feelings, for example, it is important to handle your circumstances appropriately and have a clear understanding of your different options.

Suicide and family law

Family law issues can create many different hardships for people, and some people have an especially difficult time dealing with legal issues related to their former spouse or children. For example, suicide may affect an individual from a family law perspective, and it is important to be aware of the different ways in which this terrible decision could impact your case. Some people become suicidal in the wake of a tough divorce or an unfavorable custody decision, and this can place additional strain on a family that is already struggling to move forward.

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.

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