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A strong support team may ease the navigation of a divorce

Ending a marriage in Illinois is typically a challenging time -- even if the breakup is amicable. For that reason, it might be wise for anyone in the throes of a divorce to build a team of supporters to assist with different aspects of the process. It is not uncommon for friends and family to provide advice that might be well-meant but is often misdirected. Although having them for moral support can be invaluable, information about divorce is best provided by a family law attorney.

Shared visitation and residency -- pros and cons researched

Illinois parents who are considering divorce may be interested in the findings of a reputable international research company. After studying approximately 7,700 children, they confirmed what many family law professionals believed. Children who get to share the residences, love and attention of both parents after a divorce manage to go through life with fewer mental problems than the children of people with other residency and visitation arrangements.

Digital spyware -- the cheap PIs in modern divorce

With the easy access of spyware of various kinds, ending marriages in Illinois and other states are forever changed. A scorned spouse can gather evidence of a soon-to-be ex's every movement, conversation and online activity. Electronic devices costing next-to-nothing are freely available for installation on phones, computers and in vehicles, and they are reportedly utilized by many people in the throes of divorce.

How are gifts between spouses handled in property division?

When a person in Illinois files for a divorce, he or she will likely do a considerable amount of planning to ensure financial stability. Many of the considerations might involve property division, and real estate, investments, stock and bonds, along with other assets, may be the primary concerns. However, the question of gifts may arise -- who will get to keep the gifts that spouses gave each other?

Gather the necessary weapons for a child custody battle

Although more and more divorcing couples in Illinois avoid litigation, there will likely always be some breakups that are contentious and not resolvable in negotiation or mediation. Sadly, in such cases, it is often one parent who uses the children to punish the other parent and to do whatever is possible to prevent that parent from sharing child custody. In preparation for litigation, the other parent may have to go to great lengths to prove he or she is a loving and nurturing parent.

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