Stepparent Rights after Divorce

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Getting a divorce is a difficult undertaking, and for divorcing couples with children, getting a divorce can be that much more challenging. This is especially true for stepparents, who may want to have visitation with their stepchild, but are unsure of their legal footing when it comes to seeking parenting time. If you are a… Read more »

Can I Get Visitation with My Pet?

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For many people, having a pet, such as a dog or a cat, is not equivalent with just having another asset that is to be divided at the time of separation or divorce; instead, the relationship with a pet more closely resembles that with a child or close family member, and therefore losing custody of… Read more »

8 Signs You Are Ready for a Divorce

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You should never rush into a divorce. By making a split-second decision to file, you have not given yourself time to evaluate your feelings. You also have not given yourself time to work on problems with your spouse and build a stronger marriage. However, after weeks, months, or even years of considering the option, it… Read more »

What Does Irreconcilable Differences Mean?

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In January 2016, Illinois moved to a purely no-fault state for divorce. This meant instead of having fault-based grounds for divorce, such as adultery or cruelty, now all divorces are granted based on irreconcilable differences. Since this legal term will mean a great deal to you if you are looking to divorce your spouse, it… Read more »