Child custody and visitation exchanges have the potential to cause conflict, especially if the parents are unable to be civil toward one another. Because of this, the state of Illinois has set up a program that aims to help foster safe custody and visitation exchanges.
When a couple in Chicago heads into a divorce, the first thing they may think of is who gets the house, who will have custody of the kids and whether child or spousal support will be awarded. Yet one important question that couples may overlook is who gets the family pet?
When a father and mother divorce or even if they were never married at all, their relationship can soon become toxic. Sadly, when this happens, a parent may even prevent the other parent from seeing the child. However, for many parents in the Chicago area, fathers' rights are important and deserve to be honored.
Signing a prenuptial agreement can be an important step to take prior to marriage for many couples in Chicago. However, couples with significant personal assets may want to make sure they do not run into some common pitfalls when it comes to prenuptial agreements.
Although many parents in Chicago will face the issue of child custody in the event of a divorce, these issues can be thrust into the spotlight when famous actors or actresses announce their decision to divorce. Chicago residents may be interested in the following story.
Many couples in Illinois who wish to divorce quickly and amicably may turn to mediation as a means to achieve this goal. But before couples jump into the mediation process, there are some steps they can take to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Entering a parenting agreement after a divorce is not always easy, especially when each parent wishes to have sole custody of the child. The issue becomes especially contentious when the parents live far apart from one another, rendering a joint physical custody arrangement unfeasible. In one recent example, a mother from Illinois and the father of her child find themselves the subject of an international child custody dispute.
Whether or not to end a marriage is an important decision that some couples in Chicago must make. The to-do list can sometimes seem endless when a couple dissolves their union. The decision-making process is crucial and should not be over looked, especially when it comes to property and assets.
When a couple is planning to get married, they may not wish to think of the possibility that they may someday divorce. However, when one or both spouses in Chicago are high-income earners, it may be prudent for both spouses to protect their individual assets, as well as liabilities, prior to or during the course of their marriage.
As the number of couples in Chicago age 50 and older divorce, retirement assets may be one of the first things they think of when it comes to dividing property. However, even couples whose retirement is many years away may want to consider the value of retirement accounts when it comes time to split their assets after a divorce.