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Although many Illinois people might have been married more than once, some have to face the challenges of a divorce for the first time. While there might be no lack of advice from family, friends and even those who are no more than acquaintances, the dynamics of each divorce are different, and it might help to know what to expect. Fortunately, with the support and guidance of the family law attorneys at the southern Illinois law firm of Courtney, Clark & Mejias, P.C., the entire process could become manageable.

Family law: Legal counsel a benefit even in uncontested divorce

Anyone in the throes of divorce in Illinois will likely get loads of well-intended, but often misguided, advice from friends and family. The dynamics of each separation are unique, and it might be better to encourage loved ones to provide moral support while seeking legal guidance from an experienced family law attorney. Even if a divorce is uncontested, it can be an advantage to have access to the assistance and advice of legal counsel.

Family law and the challenges of blended families in Illinois

Blended families have become a regular part of society in Illinois. Almost everybody knows a blended family if they are not part of one themselves. Family law requires careful consideration of various aspects of remarriages, particularly when children from previous marriages are involved.

Do grandparents have rights under Illinois family law?

Grandparents in Illinois can petition the court to grant access or visitation time with grandchildren. However, Illinois family law does not give grandparents any rights to time with their grandchildren. Some believe that the divorce of the parents of the grandchildren can be as traumatic for the grandparents as it is for the grandchildren. In many cases, one set of grandparents is cut out of the lives of the children as soon as the parents go their separate ways.

Cut, curl and courtroom: Hairstylists might see marital issues

Going to the salon for styling and pampering is a regular ritual in the lives of many women. To some, it can feel like a safe space to talk about personal issues that wouldn't be discussed elsewhere. For women in Illinois who are experiencing domestic violence, the salon could be a new place to gain access to resources to improve the situation at home.

What do preschoolers need during a parent's divorce?

How can you help young kids when you are going through a divorce? If you have children who are toddlers or of preschool or pre-kindergarten age, you will want to remember that their view of the world is very different than yours. Addressing things in the way that they can comprehend is essential when supporting them through this process.

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