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Married fathers are spending more time with their kids

father's job was to provide an income for the household and the mother's role was to take care of the household. There are still many families that embrace this traditional family setup, but there are more women in the workforce now than there has even been. In addition to this, fathers are spending more time with their children.

What is Voluntary Acknowledgement of Parentage?

If you are an unmarried father in Illinois, you may need to go through several legal steps to ensure you have the rights and resources to build a relationship with your child. One possible way to solidify your rights is to sign a Voluntary Acknowledge of Parentage form. Once you sign this form, you are legally responsible for supporting your child. Understanding how the VAP process works may help you determine the best way to secure your parental rights.

PTSD and preparing for a custody dispute

Custody disputes can be challenging for anyone, but some parents have an especially difficult time when it comes to preparing for this crucial family law issue. The outcome of a custody dispute can be one of the most significant aspects of a divorce, and the court's decision could have a major impact on the future of a child and both of his or her parents. If you are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder due to military conflict or any other factor (such as a traumatic car accident), it is crucial to be especially careful when approaching your divorce and a dispute over how the custody of your child will be determined.

Child custody and summer break

Parents often have many considerations when it comes to divorce and their children, from child support payments they will need to make (or expect to receive) and discussing these issues with young kids. However, custody can be an especially challenging issue for many parents for various reasons. For some parents, the summer is a great time to approach the custody process because kids are out of school. For example, sharing parental responsibilities with an ex may be easier when school obligations are not part of the picture. On the other hand, this time of year can also be challenging with respect to custody.

How can I be a better father?

After a divorce, your children will need you more than ever. That's why it's so important to take a look at your skills as a father to determine whether there are any areas in need of improvement. Very Well Family offers the following advice in this case, which allows you to forge a healthy, loving relationship with your child that lasts a lifetime.

Establishing paternity in the state of Illinois

When unwed couples in Illinois have children, there is no presumption regarding their kids' parentage as there is for married couples or those who are in civil unions. While the fatherly relationship men in such situations share with their children may be the same as married dads' relationships with their children, they do not have the same legal rights to their kids. Therefore, it is important that unwed men take steps to establish legal parent-child relationships.

Gaming addiction and divorce

In recent years, video games have become increasingly popular among people of various age groups. For some couples, especially younger married couples, video game addiction has become an increasingly concerning issue. Whether someone is addicted to a game they play on a console, smartphone or computer, these addictions can be devastating with respect to personal relationships. Moreover, they can adversely affect an addict's life in other ways, whether they lose the motivation to pursue job opportunities or take care of various responsibilities around the house and in their personal lives.

Child abduction and custody disputes

Often, when people think about child abduction, they may envision a stranger driving by and grabbing a child. However, children may also be abducted by their parents, and this is especially likely during a custody dispute (or after custody has been awarded). For example, a parent may take the child without the permission of the other parent, or they may violate their custody agreement. Child abduction is a very serious matter and it can have a significant impact on how custody is awarded.

The impact of domestic violence allegations

We have written about some of the reasons why some fathers are falsely accused of domestic violence. In this post, we will take a closer look at the consequences of these allegations, regardless of whether or not they are true. Those who have been accused of domestic violence may face all sorts of hurdles in their personal and professional lives, and the impact of these allegations can be very damaging from a family law standpoint as well.

How to be an involved father after divorce

If you are a divorced dad in Illinois, and your ex got primary custody, you may be struggling with how to stay involved and relevant in your child's life. Even though things are different, there are things you can do to make a better connection with your child, even when you are apart. There are also things you can do if you want to have more of a custodial role as a father.

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