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Your Health and Divorce: Know the Risks and Be Prepared

You hear about how difficult divorce is from almost everyone - couples that have been through it, children who were caught in the middle, even attorneys. However, it is one of those situations that, until you are in it, you really have no idea just how drastically it will affect your life. It is emotionally and mentally exhausting, time intensive, and stressful. It can even have an impact on your health. Know what your risks are and how you can best prepare and protect yourself during this phase in your life.

How Allocation of Parental Responsibility (Custody) and Parenting Time (Visitation) are Determined in Illinois

When parents file for divorce, or for parental rights after the legal establishment of paternity, they must determine how they will split time with their child (parenting time) and decision-making power (allocation of parental responsibilities) in their child's life. How do parents make such a determination? They follow a legal process that is outlined by the courts. Understand how this process works and how you can effectively develop a plan that works for your family. 

Your Assets and Divorce - The Difference Between Asset Hiding and Asset Protection

It is only natural to want your fair share in a divorce, and there is nothing wrong with protecting assets that are rightfully yours. An attorney can help you with all of this, but it is possible to take things too far and deceptively try to keep more than you should. A civil and potentially even a criminal matter, such practices are known as asset hiding, and they can land you in trouble. Understand the difference and learn how you can legally protect your assets during your divorce. 

What is Divorce Mediation? Is It Right for Your Divorce?

Mediation is a process that encourages couples to amicably work through the details of their divorce, such as the division of assets, allocation of parental responsibilities, and alimony. But how, exactly, does the mediation process work? And is it the right option for your divorce? 

Tips to Help You Rise Above the Stress and Tension of Divorce

Even when you know that a divorce is necessary, the process can be stressful, full of tension, and emotionally taxing. In fact, even those going through amicable divorces find themselves surprised by the sense of loss they feel during the process. Rest assured: these feelings are only temporary and, very soon, you will be on the path to healing. But you do not have to wait until the divorce is over to take positive, healthy steps forward. You can use these tips to help you rise above the stress and tension of your divorce, starting immediately. 

Helping Your Children Survive the Changes and Stress of Divorce

Most parents recognize that they are not the only ones hurting during divorce. Children, who once had a whole family, living under one roof, must now split their time between two homes and two parents. This, in and of itself, can be stressful, but many also assume responsibility for the dissolution of a marriage, or blame one or both of their parents. When paired with the upending of their lives, this can lead to problems with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues at home and/or school. However, parents can help children survive divorce and better adjust in the months and years after by avoiding some of the most common divorce mistakes. 

Protecting Your Credit Score (and Your Financial Future) During a Divorce

In divorce, couples often assume that debt, like assets, will be appropriately divided. Unfortunately, this is not always true. And, even when debt is assigned in divorce, creditors may still hold both parties responsible for an unpaid debt, missed payment, or late payment. As such, it is critical that you take assertive steps to protect your credit, and your financial future. Our attorneys can help.

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