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What is virtual visitation?

There are a variety of situations courts run up against when deciding child custody cases in Illinois. In any situation, though, the court's main concern is creating a parenting plan that is best for the child and considers the child's ability to have a healthy relationship with both parents. A relatively new idea has been introduced in courts called virtual visitation, which according to Divorce Help for Parents, is where technology is used to assist with visitation when the parent cannot physically be with the child.

Tips for establishing a parenting plan

If you are in the middle of an Illinois divorce, you may be asking yourself daily what is in the best interests of your children. Establishing a solid, mutually agreeable parenting plan is a great step toward helping your children adjust during the transitional period, and it can also help you and the other parent work to prevent disagreements before they occur. At Fawell & Fawell, we have assisted many clients as they navigate the complexities of divorce and related family law matters, and we have a broad understanding of Illinois laws as they relate to these subjects.

Considerations in securing financial aid during divorce

If you have ever gone through an Illinois divorce, you know that separating from your spouse involves big changes in many areas of your life. While you may not have to give it the same immediate attention you would, say, finding a new residence, it is important to understand how your divorce may affect your child’s ability to secure financial aid for college. At Fawell & Fawell, we have helped countless clients navigate through separations and divorces, and we have a firm understanding of the various areas in which doing so may impact your life.

Sometimes a father must fight for his parenting rights

So often, men work to keep up a brave front, even when they are hurting deeply. And when a marriage comes to an end, a man may carry more remorse and guilt than he will ever reveal. This can be especially true for fathers who believe they might have contributed to the unhappiness that befell the family during the latter days of the marriage.

For your child's sake, don't let your ex get under your skin

Adjusting to the role of being a single parent after a divorce can be a challenge. Whereas you once had unfettered access to your child, your parenting agreement will dictate when you will be able to be together. This can cause feelings of loneliness, frustration, and even anger if your ex is acting in a manner you feel undermines your ability to spend time with your child.

3 Common Child Custody Mistakes

If you are going through a divorce and have children, it's an inevitably overwhelming time. There's a good chance this is your first time dealing with the legal system, and it's confusing and complicated. Add in the emotional turmoil that comes with ending a marriage, and you might feel totally lost.

Best interests of child important when dealing with child custody

Divorce in Illinois offers the benefit of allowing two people who are unhappy in a marriage to finally break free from the marriage and live their own lives. However, when children are involved, the divorce process can be especially challenging. A couple of tips may help people dealing with matters related to child custody to navigate the divorce process successfully.

Child custody often a sticking point during divorce

Going through divorce in Illinois can be overwhelming from both a financial and emotional perspective. The emotional stress that comes with divorce can affect not only the adults but also any children they share. Proper legal guidance can help those involved to navigate the divorce process when dealing with matters that involve the children, such as child custody.

Being proactive with finances can help after divorce

A divorce can be emotionally draining. It can also significantly impact personal finances. This is true no matter what a person's net worth may have been before the proceedings started. A couple of tips may help individuals to take care of themselves financially during and after an Illinois divorce.

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