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Is legal separation right for you?

For all intents and purposes, your marriage is over. Perhaps you and your spouse have known this for some time, and you expect that, at some point, you will divorce. For whatever reason, the time is not right for taking that step. One thing is clear, however; you and your spouse can no longer live together peaceably.

Social media can play a significant role in divorce

Social networks have become part of the lives of almost everyone nationwide, including Illinois. Years ago, journals were kept for recording daily activities and personal thoughts, and no one dared reading someone else's diary. In contrast, the modern trend is for people to share all their thoughts and actions with the world on Facebook and other social media platforms. Not all Facebook users realize that everything they post can be used as evidence in a divorce, child support or child custody case.

Grandparents can formalize child custody of grandchildren

A significant number of children in Illinois are in the care of their grandparents. In some cases, circumstances lead them into taking the place of parents, and in some of those situations, grandparents who offered to help out find themselves ultimately becoming responsible for raising their grandchildren. There might come a day when grandparents realize that, to take proper care of the children, they need to formally obtain child custody.

Child custody: Will Illinois pass the gift of both parents law?

To demonstrate the unique relationship Illinois has with the children in the state, a parenting bill that just missed being passed last year will be proposed again this year with added support. The sponsors of the bill propose a law that will have family courts presuming that equal parenting and child custody is in a child's best interest unless otherwise proved. They call this the gift of both parents.

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