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What to do if you are the non-custodial parent

If you are going through a divorce in Illinois, you may have already been faced with some of the challenges of separating from your ex-spouse. One of the new changes you may be coping with could be the separation from your children if you have been declared as the non-custodial parent. At Essig Law Office, we are aware of the challenges that parents face when arranging child custody agreements during a divorce. 

Can an Illinois divorce be stopped once it is started?

Every marriage goes through rough patches, and you may have thought that the issues you and your spouse are facing are things the two of you can overcome. Suddenly being served with Illinois divorce papers in this situation may be particularly devastating. You may still have hopes of reconciling with your spouse and stopping the divorce process. But is it legally possible?

New GOP bill could complicate divorce for people paying alimony

Couples who have run into irreconcilable differences in their marriage may turn to divorce as a promising solution to ending volatile relationships and creating newfound independency. As many divorcing Illinois couples are aware, the process of separation is often riddled with complications related to issues such as child custody, separation of assets, relocation and alimony. 

Suggestions for maintaining mental health through a divorce

Often, many divorcing couples in Illinois become so focused on what their ex is doing, how things are unfolding and achieving desirable outcomes, that they may forget to take proper care of themselves. One area of health that can decline greatly without the right attention is a person's mental condition. Even during a process as volatile and stressful as divorce, people should remember to support and maintain their mental well-being to prevent unnecessary stress, anxiety and long-lasting emotional trauma.

Planning for retirement and divorce

There are many different hurdles you may be working through if you are planning on ending your marriage, whether you have strong emotions, are worried about how your finances will be impacted by the split, or are unsure of how to tell relatives about the divorce. However, these matters can be even more challenging if you have recently retired or plan to retire soon. If you are in Washington or any part of Illinois, our law firm knows the diverse challenges you may be experiencing.

Is my relationship headed for divorce?

After several years of marriage and the birth of one or several kids, you may feel like your relationship is progressing along nicely. There may be times where you feel like your spouse could become more involved with your marriage and help around the home more, but overall you have no complaints. Many people in Illinois who end up getting divorced from their partners were under the impression that their marriages were fine. They were blindsided to learn that their relationships were not as happy and healthy as they thought. 

Maintaining financial stability through a divorce

Each year, many Illinois couples turn to divorce as the most viable option of settling relationship woes and regaining personal happiness and independency. For many people, while a viable solution, divorce can wreak havoc on finances. Understanding how to avoid debilitating financial setbacks can help divorcing couples maintain stability and reassurance. 

Coping with emotional turmoil during a divorce

For many divorcing Illinois couples, the decision to separate is not one that is taken lightly or without deep thought. However, despite the feeling that terminating a marriage is the right choice and will allow both parties to regain a sense of personal satisfaction, divorce is rarely navigated without significant emotional turmoil and strain. 

What should you include in a co-parenting agreement?

Once you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you are immediately faced with a barrage of decisions to make. Choices related to child custody and relocation in Illinois can be both time consuming and difficult to work out. However, with a properly written co-parenting agreement in place, you can confidently anticipate parenting time with your children.

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