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Who Can Claim Children As Dependents

Who Can Claim Children As Dependents? What To Do When Your Divorce Does Not Specify

Illinois marital and divorce law was recently changed to redefine “custody” as “parenting time.” Under the new law, the parenting time is split between the parents. In most cases, one parent ends up with the majority of the parenting time (determining which party gets the most parenting time depends on a number of factors to …

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What is Required for Planning for A Special Needs Child During Divorce?

There are very few things that are harder to deal with when going through a divorce than planning for your children’s future when you have a special needs child. The burden of supporting your child on the day-to-day basis can fall squarely on your shoulders as the parent with the majority of parenting time. The …

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4 Ways To Make Visitation After Divorce Bearable

Divorce, as well as visitation after divorce, is a difficult experience and it takes a toll on all family members, especially children. Parents need to collaborate and continue to parent together for the sake of their children, making them feel comfortable about the new arrangements. The more cooperation parents can establish regarding decisions involving their …

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What Information Needs To Be Included For The Parenting Plan Required By The State Of Illinois?

New Parenting Laws for 2016 Now that we know that the State of Illinois refers to “Custody” as “Allocation of Parental Responsibilities” as established by 2016 state law, we can move forward to outline how two parents can arrange parenting responsibilities for their children and enter their agreement within the court system, known as a …

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Quick Guide To The New Illinois Custody Laws For 2016 – Part One

Several things have changed in Illinois Divorce Law as it relates to child custody laws beginning in January 2016. As a result of the new custody laws, a quick guide for parents, including information on time allocated to children of divorced parents, is provided here as a convenient reference. PART ONE – NEW DIVORCE/CUSTODY CASES …

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What is the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Illinois?

Child custody is a topic that is often misunderstood. Many people think custody only has to do with agreements about the time spent with a child, when it actually encompasses a much wider range of rights. Custody in general refers to the decision-making power of parents after a divorce. While some states define a difference …

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