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Can an app help me co-parent?

If you are one of the many divorced parents in Illinois who struggles with how to track financial expenses related to your kids in conjunction with your former spouse, you know that this is no easy task. Your divorce decree may outline the basic plan and criteria such as which one of you must pay how much in child support and how much each of you must pay toward health insurance or medical costs, but you quickly learn that there are many other things left for you to figure out. Even tracking the items that are clearly defined in your settlement can become complex and open up too many opportunities for conflict between you and your ex.

Child support and incarceration

Are you the divorced parent of at least one minor child in Illinois? If either you or your former spouse are legally required to pay child support per your divorce decree, it may be important for you to understand the legal ramifications associated with nonpayment of support. Also important is an overview of what situtations may warrant a change to your existing child support order.

Co-parenting after divorce, does it work with young children?

Co-parenting is a term that essentially refers to a parenting arrangement after divorce that focuses on equal parental involvement. Both parents attempt to focus their efforts on the children, instead of one parent playing the role as the sole provider and the other having occasional visits. 

Financial support for children

If you are the parent of one or more minor children in Illinois and are getting a divorce from your spouse, you may be needing to know what if any financial support may be ordered by a court. Either parent may be required to pay support for their children depending upon the nature of the parental responsibility decisions that are made and which parent is deemed to be the custodial parent.

Financial tips during and after a divorce

There is no denying the fact that getting divorced can be a stressful and financially challenging experience. For many couples in Illinois, in fact, financial struggles may well have been big contributors to the marital troubles that led to a divorce. In addition, life after a divorce can often see people with reduced income and the need to readjust their living styles in order to accommodate their new financial pictures.

What is collaborative divorce?

Are you one of the many spouses in Illinois who is considering getting divorced? Whether you have spoken to your spouse about this yet or not, it can be important for you to understand some of the options available to you should you in fact end up going through with a divorce. In addition to what many may know of as a standard divorce process where each spouse has individual lawyers who essentially take the lead in negotiations all the way through, you may want to consider a collaborative divorce.

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