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May 2014 Archives

Over 100 parents arrested for child support arrearages

There are many parents in Illinois who are either divorced with children or have children with people they were never married to in the first place. In these situations many times the parent who has the child less will be ordered to pay child support to the other parent. However, just because a parent is ordered to pay child support does not mean that they will actually pay it. There are many parents who are well behind in child support payments and as many find out the hard way, there are consequences for not paying.

Many grandparents find themselves parenting their grandchildren

Each family in Wisconsin has a different family dynamic. No family is quite the same as another, but the hope is that children in the families are being cared for properly. There is no one right way to care for a child, but their needs must be met. Also, the children need to be in a safe environment. However, not all parents are able to provide the proper care. Some have drug or alcohol addictions or other issues that prevent them from being proper parents. In situations like this more and more grandparents are stepping in to raise the children.

Older women with serious illnesses more likely to get divorced

There are many people in Illinois who file for divorce every year. Divorce can occur for a variety of reasons and at a variety of stages in people's lives. Sometimes they occur within the first year of a marriage and sometimes they occur after a couple has been married for 30 years. The point where people realize that they are no longer compatible can occur at any time. However, the reasons they find out they are no longer compatible may be a little different when they are older.

5K planned to bring awareness to domestic violence

Unfortunately there are countless victims of domestic violence each year in Illinois. The victims come from many different communities and from very different backgrounds. Domestic violence can also come in a variety of forms such as verbal or emotional abuse, spousal abuse or physical abuse. Many times it stays behind closed doors and only a handful of people know about it, but once it is out in the open it can affect many people beyond just the victim.

LGBT parents often times lose child custody battles

In Illinois, more and more people are ending heterosexual marriages and relationships and entering into same-sex relationships. There are also many others who have been in long-term same-sex relationships, without being able to marry and have children together. As this becomes more common and, especially, as same-sex couples are now able to legally marry in Illinois, child custody disputes involving LBGT individuals will become more and more common.

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