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Child custody issues can be challenging during holidays

Although Christmas is often described as being the most wonderful season of the year, it can be one of the most stress-causing times, too. Families are consumed with completing their long to-do lists and attending Christmas events. However, being divorced can make things even more complicated, both for the adults and for the children. A few tips may help people to effectively handle child custody issues during the holiday season in Illinois.

Child custody matters may be confusing to toddler

During a divorce in Illinois, the kids are sometimes caught in the middle when their parents are battling over child custody. This is difficult for children at any age, but it can be uniquely challenging for a toddler. A few tips may help divorcing parents to prepare a toddler for the change to come while dealing with child custody issues.

Child custody matters often tricky to address in divorce

As children head back to school this fall, one of the major problems divorced individuals may face is how to handle the custody schedule. Child custody can be one of the most stressful parts of a divorce case in Illinois, and even if two people were able to create a co-parenting agreement, clearly communicating with the other parent after the fact can sometimes be tricky. A few tips, however, may help divorced individuals effectively co-parent in Illinois.

Only children can be affected by divorce involving child custody

One of the biggest sticking points of a divorce in Illinois is child custody. This is because two parents may not agree on where the child should primarily live and who should have the power to make decisions that impact the child. Only children are particularly impacted by a divorce proceeding involving child custody.

Best interest of child important when divorce involves relocation

When two people divorce and end up with two separate homes, this can be burdensome not only on the couple but also on their shared children. The situation can be challenging both financially and emotionally; the children may particularly struggle with the idea of not just leaving behind friends if they have to move to a new community, city or state, but also leaving behind one of their parents. A few tips may help divorcing individuals in Illinois to focus on the best interest of the child when making decisions that impact their child, such as where the child will live moving forward.

Child custody battles can cause stress in children

Although couples often fight over the marital home and other significant assets during an Illinois divorce proceeding, one of the greatest areas of contention is often child custody. Both parents may naturally want to keep the kids, thus leaving the children stuck in the middle of a heated child custody battle. Research, however, shows that a child is actually the healthiest mentally when the child can split his or her time between both of the divorced parents.

Children's best interest should be at the center of divorce

During a divorce, it is not uncommon for two individuals to fight over major marital assets, such as their home. However, some of the biggest feuds in Illinois erupt over the children, and many are centered on the parents' interests instead of the children's best interest. A few tips may help people going through the divorce process to ensure that their children are not negatively impacted by the process.

Paternity and fathers' rights

Under Illinois law, paternity is a term that refers to the biological relationship between a father and his child. This relationship also has legal implications. Paternity is used to determine matters such as child support, custody, visitation and inheritance.

Establishing paternity and fathers' rights

In Illinois divorce cases, establishing paternity can be one of the most important steps for determining certain important issues. Paternity refers to the biological relationship between a father and a child. Under the law, the biological father of a child is also the legal father of the child, regardless of the marital status of the father. This means that fathers' rights and obligations, such as visitation and child support payments, are a part of paternity.

What are the visitation rights of a non-custodial parent?

In Illinois, when a court orders one person to have custody of a child, it will also normally award visitation to the non-custodial parent. Non-custodial parents are typically entitled to visitation with their child unless the court determines that visitation would pose a danger to the child's mental, emotional, physical or moral health.

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