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Navigating Co-Parenting During Summer Vacation

Co-parents may encounter various challenges during summer vacations. Conflicts often arise over scheduling conflicts, disagreements about vacation plans or destinations, financial responsibilities for summer activities, and differences in parenting styles. Additionally, communication breakdowns and unresolved issues from the past can exacerbate tensions between co-parents, making it challenging to navigate shared custody arrangements during the summer...

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How Lawyers Can Help in Divorce Mediation

An experienced attorney will always have your goals and needs in mind Mediation in divorce is an alternative dispute resolution process where a neutral third party, the mediator, helps divorcing couples negotiate and reach a mutually agreeable settlement. This method emphasizes collaboration and allows both parties to discuss their needs and concerns openly, with the...

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1 in 3 Divorced Americans Cite Credit Card Debt as a Cause

Finances, especially shared finances, often contribute to strain among married couples. Whether it's the creeping tension of mounting bills, the clash over spending priorities, credit card debt, or strain caused by financial secrets, the impact of monetary issues on marriages is profound. Debt.com's yearly survey reveals that one-third of divorcees cited credit card debt and...

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Analysis: "Gray Divorce" On the Rise

Why are more and more older Americans splitting up? While divorce rates are down nationwide, the rate of Americans getting divorced later in life has increased dramatically, according to a recent study. Researchers at the Bowling Green State University National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) found that, while divorce rates overall have dropped...

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Dealing With Hidden Assets During Divorce

An experienced divorce attorney can help you uncover the truth. Getting a divorce can be painful and complicated. In a perfect world, each spouse would be completely honest about financial assets so that a fair resolution could be reached that works for both parties. But in reality, it’s not unusual for one spouse to try...

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Minimizing Holiday Stress for Divorced Parents

The holiday season is often a time of joy and festivity for families. However, it can present unique challenges for families navigating through a divorce, particularly for those experiencing their first holiday post-divorce. Minimizing holiday stress for divorced parents requires thoughtful planning and cooperation. Below, you'll find valuable tips co-parents can use to reduce conflict...

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Navigating Divorce for Couples in Different States

An experienced divorce attorney can help you through complex situations. Divorce means living separate lives, and for a significant portion of divorcing couples, that includes living in separate states. Separations that cross state lines create special challenges in the legal process. This is one of many reasons why you need an experienced divorce attorney. At Courtney...

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Why 50/50 Custody Plans May Not Suit All Children

Many states endorse 50/50 custody plans for children following their parents' divorce. In Illinois, 50/50 joint custody means that both parents share decision-making and parenting time equally. However, while joint custody with shared living arrangements can be beneficial for some children, it doesn't always work out. Several factors can hinder the success of a 50/50...

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What Are the Sources of Conflict Among Divorcing Couples?

Nearly 690,000 couples got divorced in 2021, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics. That’s roughly half the number of couples who got married in the same year. Factors that can lead to divorce People get divorced for many reasons, but often, it’s because a...

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Avoid These 10 Financial Mistakes in an Illinois Divorce

Our Illinois divorce attorneys fight for your fair share of marital assets. Divorce is emotionally challenging, and amidst the emotional turmoil, managing finances can quickly become a daunting task. People going through a divorce in Illinois need to be aware of the potential financial pitfalls that can arise during this complex phase because navigating the...

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