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May 2019 Archives

What matters can you address in a parenting plan?

While divorcing your spouse will undoubtedly impact many areas of your life, one of the most substantial changes you may encounter is a change in the amount of time you are able to spend with your child. While sharing custody of your child with your former partner may not be your top choice, it may help you to know that joint-custody arrangements can offer many benefits for children of divorce. Additionally, spending time in both you and your ex’s homes can have positive effects on your child’s overall development and well-being.

Review: Figuring income when a parent is self-employed

Many parents in Rockford earn their living through self-employment. Whether they draw income through an established business as a shareholder or partner or whether they have set up shop for themselves, these parents are blessed enough to act as their own bosses and still have the ability to provide for themselves and their families.

Many Illinois children being raised by grandparents

As is the case throughout the country, many children both in the Rockford area are being cared for and raised by their grandparents. Grandparents in this state frequently are willing to step in and provide for their grandchildren when the child's parents are either unwilling or unable to do so, such as in the case where parents have drug or alcohol issues.

Prenuptial agreements and protecting one's business

Many people in the Rockford area and throughout Illinois support themselves through a family business, an enterprise which they have built from scratch or from some other form of self-employment. Often, a person's business is more than just a source of income. It is a living symbol of years of time and effort. Moreover, one's interest in a business, including a family business, can be a significant source of wealth.

Review of Illinois' grandparent visitation laws

There are many children in Rockford, Illinois, who enjoy a healthy relationship with their grandparents. While in most cases the child's parent or parents will encourage this relationship, in some cases a parent will not want the child's grandparents, or certain other relatives for that matter, to have ongoing visits with the child.

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