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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.

Ending your marriage during the summer

There are many different fathers' rights issues that people struggle with during their divorce and after they have split up with their spouse, from a custody dispute to problems involving child support payments. Divorce can be challenging for many different reasons and for some people, there are unique considerations related to the time of year they decide to bring their marriage to an end. For example, the summer months can affect a divorce in different ways and it is crucial to be aware of these matters if you are approaching the divorce process.

Domestic violence accusations and your divorce

In recent years, many people have focused on domestic violence, an issue that creates challenges for families in Illinois and across the U.S. In some instances, abusive people are held accountable for their actions, while other cases may involve someone being falsely accused of family violence. Moreover, certain details may be taken out of context or exaggerated and the harsh stigma surrounding domestic violence cases can spell disaster for someone who is dealing with divorce or other family law issues, such as a custody dispute. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is important to understand how this could affect your divorce as well as your future.

Job loss and your child support order

Paying child support can be difficult at times and our law office is well aware of the challenges many non-custodial parents face. From managing payments to a health crisis that was unexpected, making these payments on time can be hard. However, there are times when parents face unexpected challenges and become unable to pay child support altogether. For example, someone may not be able to stay current on their child support after being laid off, fired or having their hours cut at work. If you are struggling with child support payments because of a job-related problem, you may be able to modify your child support order.

Child support and your job

There are many legal issues that people deal with following a divorce, but child support can be especially challenging. Not only can child support impact a parent required to make payments, but it can also pose challenges for someone who is supposed to receive payments as well. Moreover, there are a number of issues related to a person's job with respect to child support and we will look at a few in this blog post.

Destructive behaviors during the divorce process

Ending one's marriage can be incredibly overwhelming from an emotional standpoint and financially as well. People may become very stressed out due to concerns about how child custody will be awarded, marital property will be divided or how much alimony will need to be paid. Sometimes, people carry out certain destructive behaviors during this time, which can have a negative impact on their divorce case. If you are working through a divorce, it is important to try to prevent these problems from arising.

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