Tag: divorce and children

Illinois’ new ‘Right of first refusal’ law

Illinois’ new ‘Right of first refusal’ law

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.

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Does cheating affect custody or maintenance in a divorce?

Does cheating affect custody or maintenance in a divorce?

Infidelity is a common cause for divorce in the country. Illinois is one of only a few states that allows a party to claim adultery as a grounds for a divorce.

However, in divorce proceedings an affair will rarely extend beyond calling for the end of a marriage, and when it comes to deciding child custody, maintenance and other factors, infidelity carries little weight in the courtroom.

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How To Tell the Kids About the Divorce

How To Tell the Kids About the Divorce

Many parents worry about how getting a divorce will affect their children. Some parents even try to stay together in a broken marriage just to avoid putting their children through a divorce. The biggest question most parents have is what to tell the kids. Corporate trainer and public speaker, Rosalind Sedacca faced that exact question seventeen years ago when she was going through a divorce. At the time, Sedacca wrote a book for her 11-year-old son to prepare him for the ending of his parents’ marriage.

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