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Various issues that can impact a custody decision

As a father, you may be worried about losing a custody battle or even being unable to spend time with your child altogether. Each person's situation has a number of unique details, but it is important to keep in mind that there are many different factors which influence custody decisions. During a custody battle, the court will aim to secure an end result that serves a child's best interests. A number of factors will be assessed with respect to the best interests of a child, but there are additional issues that could impact the decision, from allegations of domestic violence to drunk driving charges.

Emotional issues related to child support payments

For a non-custodial parent, there may be many challenges to face, such as emotional pain over the outcome of a custody dispute or difficulty communicating with a child's other parent. However, child support payments can be especially challenging for some non-custodial parents, particularly from an emotional standpoint. For example, stress and even depression or anger are not uncommon. Moreover, there are many reasons why parents who are required to pay child support may be upset or experience negative emotions, such as an inability to stay current on their child support obligations or frustration with the amount of money they need to pay.

Child support payments and long-term travel

Non-custodial parents may struggle with paying their child support due to any number of reasons, whether they are suffering due to a medical condition or are out of work. However, there are unique situations which can make it especially difficult to pay child support, such as long-term travel. If you are thinking about heading abroad for a lengthy period of time and worry about how you will pay support, it is essential to carefully look over your options and handle your situation appropriately.

Domestic disputes and child custody

When it comes to child custody cases, parents may face a variety of challenges. Some people who are approaching a custody dispute may be unsure of the relevant laws or their rights, while others may have difficulty understanding their options. This can be an incredibly difficult time and, unfortunately, some people experience domestic disputes that are particularly challenging. For example, domestic disputes may arise between two parents who are discussing the idea of filing for a divorce or after custody has been awarded.

Divorce and your reputation

Moving through the process of divorce can be incredibly tough and all sorts of problems may arise, from concerns about your financial future to stress over the way in which custody will be awarded. However, there are additional stressors that some people encounter when they bring their marriage to an end, such as suffering damage to their good reputation. There are a number of reasons why the reputation of those who file for divorce can be damaged, but it is essential for you to stay focused and committed to pursuing a favorable outcome.

Custody issues regarding a child with special needs

When married couples decide that the time to bring their marriage to an end has come, all sorts of difficulties may arise, and this is particularly true for those who have kids together. Parents may have to work through various family law matters, such as child support, but determining child custody can be especially emotional and difficult for the entire family. Moreover, there are times when the process of establishing custody can be more complex, such as when a child has special needs.

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.

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