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Lake County Illinois Family Law Blog

Will I lose my military privileges in a divorce?

If your spouse is in the military and you are getting a divorce, you may wonder how this will impact your privileges. There are certain things that you may be accustomed to as a military spouse, but you likely will have changes in your access once you end your marriage. Spousal benefits have strict rules, … Read more

Options for 50/50 Placement Schedules

As you work with your children’s other parent on setting up a placement (visitation) schedule, there are myriad options to choose from. Even parents who coparent very well together and take things week by week often like to agree upon a set “default” schedule so that, should there ever be a disagreement, there is a … Read more

How does child support modification work in Illinois?

Illinois family court recognizes that child support agreements sometimes need adjustments. Therefore, you can modify a child support agreement under certain circumstances as long as the court agrees that it is in the child’s best interest. What are the requirements? For the court to agree to changes, the parent requesting a modification must prove that … Read more

How can your divorce affect your kids?

Few things can be more stressful than going through a divorce. After all, not only must you deal with divorce-related matters, like divvying up your marital property, but you also must adjust to a new way of life. If you have kids, though, your divorce is apt to be even more challenging. Just like you, … Read more

What is life like after divorce?

Divorce impacts all areas of your life, and not just the romantic parts of it. You could see impacts to your relationship with your children, your financial situation and more. Thus, it is important to understand how to adapt to these changes and proceed with life after divorce. Relearning single finances The Ascent discusses managing … Read more

Who Gets the Pet? Animals and Divorce.

Pets are part of your family, so people often don’t think about what will happen to them during the pendency or finalizing of a divorce. Will a judge order shared custody or set a visitation schedule as they might with your human children? This is a very common and real issue that divorcing couples face … Read more