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The basics of coparenting after a marriage ends

For parents in Illinois, the end of a marriage doesn’t mean the end of parenting responsibilities. Courts tend to favor coparenting arrangements that keep both parents involved with a child’s life. With such arrangements, however, parents no longer sharing a house are normally encouraged to remember that the child’s best interests come first. Even when Read more about The basics of coparenting after a marriage ends[…]

Parents should put best interests of children first

Divorce is among the most stressful experiences a person can go through in life, and parents who are divorcing may have to deal with issues of custody and support. Child custody cases can be severely contentious in Illinois, as they involve decisions that will impact the parents and the children for years. When possible, parents Read more about Parents should put best interests of children first[…]

How parent’s home influences custody decisions

A parent’s living situation plays a role in the decisions that courts make about child custody. For parents in Illinois, the concern might be about what aspects of home and living situation courts consider before making decisions. While the court’s considerations vary from state to state, most courts will look at the age and gender Read more about How parent’s home influences custody decisions[…]

Coparenting can be collaborative or parallel

Illinois parents headed for divorce are generally most concerned about child custody arrangements. The best parenting arrangements are collaborative and encourage as much communication as possible between the parties. Unfortunately, this can be quite counterproductive when there is a high degree of acrimony between the parties. If parents simply cannot interact without causing stress to Read more about Coparenting can be collaborative or parallel[…]