Divorce-Say provides support for individuals suffering the effects of broken relationships through the written word. Here you will find articles addressing the legal, financial, and therapeutic concerns of people wrestling with the challenges of moving on with their lives after divorce.
Articles address custody, visitation, child support, maintenance and many more legal and financial topics as well as therapeutic and counseling issues unique to children and parents going through divorce.
What’s mine is yours. What’s yours is mine.
In some marriages people tend to share everything with their spouse. However, when it comes to divorce not everything is split 50/50. There is a difference between marital property and non-marital property.
In Illinois, the courts try to keep this area black and white, however, as with every law there are gray areas. Generally speaking marital property is everything obtained by the couple after the moment they say “I do.”
It is not uncommon in a divorce for one parent to be named the custodial and the other non-custodial.
The custodial parent generally has the physical or legal custody of their children. Meaning their children live with them day-to-day, and the non-custodial parent receives visits or overnight stays.
A new provision under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act requires the custodial parent to give their ex-spouse the right to watch their children, instead of hiring a third party childcare provider, in the event they will be away from home for a long period of time.
Learning how to work together as parents even after the divorce is important for a child’s growth.
When it comes to co-parenting ex-spouses have to come to an agreement on issues like visitation, child support and even doctor visits
When a husband and wife split it is taxing on both parties and even children.
Fathers should always know their rights when it comes to child custody in a divorce. It can get easy to get caught up in the stress of splitting up assets and deciding what to do with the house and other aspects of a divorce.
Divorce rates fell significantly when the Great Recession hit around 2009. So did couples come together in the midst of a financial crisis?
Not likely. As the economic recovery has continued the number of divorces have started to rise again.