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Increasing the chances of a favorable custody decision

For many parents, a child custody dispute is one of the most stressful experiences they will ever have. After all, there is a great deal at stake and the outcome of a dispute can impact more than a parent’s life and emotions, it can also affect a child’s future. As a result, it is crucial for you to identify strategies to improve your odds of a favorable custody decision.

Mediation leads to a healthy divorce

If you and your spouse have recently decided to end your marriage, you may be dreading the prospect of appearing in Illinois divorce court. Fortunately, you have more than one option when it comes to settling the terms of your divorce. The American Psychological Association suggests mediation as an alternative to courtroom proceedings. We at Essig Law Office have been practicing family law since 1972 and find that mediation offers benefits for all involved parties. 

Emotional funeral service held for slain mother and children

Domestic violence is a prevalent problem that often goes unrecognized by friends and family of the victim. In fact, sometimes it can be so well hidden, that it is not until something seriously wrong happens that people learn of just how tumultuous a couple's relationship actually was. While there are stories of people in Illinois who have been able to successfully escape an abusive relationship, there are also tragedies when victims are unable to get away until it is too late. 

Domestic situation to blame for deadly shooting

While divorce is rarely a pleasant process for many Illinois couples, there are times when excessive emotional trauma, jealousy and anger can lead to dangerous situations. In these incidents where domestic violence occurs, it can sometimes be too late for intervention. People who feel that their wellbeing is at risk because of the actions of their former partner, may be eligible to receive protective status from their local authorities. 

How can you help your child through relocation?

You and your spouse have made the difficult decision to part ways and pursue a divorce in Illinois. A consequence of this decision means that you and your children are going to have to relocate and find someplace else to live. While you are optimistic about the changes ahead, you are also faced with the uncertainty of how your children will adapt to their new living environment and family situation. Fortunately, there are things you can do to facilitate a better experience for yourself and each of your children. 

Is divorce seasonal?

There are certain times of year when you may feel like you hear about divorces more often in Illinois. Is this just your imagination or is it possible that divorce is seasonal? According to Live Science, there is some proof that divorce could be seasonal and it is linked to specific times of the year that coincide with periods where families often spend a lot of time together.

Coordinating child visitation without compromising your sanity

Following your recent divorce in Illinois, you are now working hard to coordinate a functional child visitation agreement with your ex. Both of you agree that your children should have ample time with both parents so they can continue to forge strong relationships with each. At Essig Law Office, we have helped many divorcing couples to reach an amicable solution as they work together to create a child custody plan. 

Can you be an effective parent even if you do not have custody?

You are relieved that your divorce is nearing the end in Illinois. However, now you are faced with the challenge of continuing to parent your children even though you are not the custodial parent. This thought may overwhelm you. How are you supposed to show your love when you cannot see your child every day? Will your children still make time for you despite your living in another place? Fortunately, there are things you can do to be an effective and involved parent despite the fact that you have been required to relocate. 

Making it through the holidays after your divorce

You feel like you have done considerably well coping with your divorce and the whirlwind of changes it has brought with it. However, a holiday is quickly approaching and you are starting to notice little reminders about what your life used to be like. You may be experiencing considerable heartache, especially if you have children who are spending the holiday with your former spouse. At Essig Law Office, we have helped many individuals in Illinois to work through divorce proceedings as quickly and amicably as possible. 

What should you do with your finances after a divorce?

Working your way through divorce can be time consuming as you make impactful decisions regarding your future as an independent individual. For one, adjusting your finances to compensate for your relationship changes may require modifications to your spending habits in order to protect your assets. Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to organize and rebuild your finances after having gone through a divorce in Illinois.

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