Archive, January 2014.

You only get one chance with children. There are no redo's. So what you say, do and how you act during your divorce both in front of your children and to your spouse is vitally important to your children's future.How so, you may ask? All of our lecturing to our children, if contrary to our actions, has little effect on them later in life.Lead by Example Not Lecture
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As the tail-end of Generation X and the beginning of Generation Y’s members begin to pair off, there is a noticeable trend toward cohabitation and flight from marriage. Even though recent studies have shown that there is a physical and mental benefit to saying “I do,” younger couples are choosing cohabitation over marriage for a variety of reasons. In an article written in The Atlantic, the author discusses the reasons both sexes are hesitant to marry and the possible reasons that cohabitation becomes an appealing option for most couples. For one, many are afraid of the damaging effects…
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"As a father in Illinois, do I have visitation rights with my infant child if the mother objects?"Yes, but not automatically. You must first do the following:Make sure you sign the (VAP) or Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity Form at your child's birth. This is equal to a Court Order making you the legal father of your child. Alternatively, if you have acknowledged that you are the father of your child in a paternity case or child support case then you have legal rights as Father to obtain a Court Order for child visitation.
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Do I have to pay daycare or preschool expenses in addition to my child support?In Illinois, daycare or preschool expenses are in addition to child support. Child support is ordered by a judge or administrative hearing officer in Illinois. Guidelines established by Illinois statute are used Judges to set child support' For example. Illinois guideline child support is 20 percent of the paying party's net income for one child, 28 percent for two children, 33 percent for three children, and 40 percent for four children and so forth. This percentage is applied against net income."Net income" has …
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During the winter season, black ice is a phenomenon that makes the roads much more dangerous than during the summer. According to research based on news media reports, there can be upwards of 400 deaths as a result of icy roads each winter across the country. Winter road conditions can increase the chances that you might be involved in a serious car accident. Knowing how to handle your own vehicle can help you stay in control.Black ice can happen when freezing precipitation makes the road just look wet as opposed to coated in ice. It’s hard for drivers to tell the difference, which means …
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Beginning January 1, 2014 drivers in Illinois will be subject to a new law prohibiting them from talking on or using a hand-held cell phone while they’re behind the wheel. This new law is designed to make the roads safer, and prevent distracted driving car accidents in Illinois.The law was signed by Governor Pat Quinn in August of this year and carries heavy fines and penalties for violators. Devices covered under the law include hand-held wireless phones, hand-held personal digital assistants, and portable or mobile computers. Drivers found violating the law can be fined up to $75 for a …
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While Benedict Cumberbatch star of PBS's Sherlock season 3 will probably not star in Sherlock Holmes latest and perhaps greatest adventure, it is clear that his character has encountered a most profound nemesis.Sherlock Holmes is probably one of the most recognizable fictional characters of all time. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes have been the subject of plays, movies and even other copycat publications.Beside the Baker Street Irregulars, Sherlock Holmes societies were formed to promote his character, first of all in America (where they are called "scion societies, offshoots, of the …
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After a critical car accident, it’s normal to that you might be treated for a variety of imminent injuries that you sustained in the accident. Cuts, scrapes, open wounds, and broken bones are some of common injuries sustained following an automobile accident. Unfortunately, however, many accident victims continue to experience pain and symptoms for months and even years after an accident has occurred. One example of these symptoms is chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain can generate severe stiffness and even headaches, making it difficult for accident victims to continue on with their lives…

A new study has concluded that fear and uncertainty of what the future will bring, as well as employment security, are what is preventing many working-class people from getting married – and not filing for divorce.A recent article in U.S. News reported on the study and also interviewed Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy at John Hopkins, who researches what the trends are when it comes to family and marriages.Cherlin told the publication there has been a definite trend among working-class Americans to postpone getting married. Getting married in order to have children…
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Every once in a while, after a couple has divorced or legally separated, financial circumstances may lead to one of the spouses receiving payments from the other for a set period of time. Legally defined, spousal support, also referred to as spousal maintenance or alimony, is the “transfer of money or assets from one spouse to another after a divorce.” There are different forms of support, some of which can last for only a few months, several years, or until the death of one of the two parties.Spousal support exists is order to prevent a divorced spouse from suffering a decrease in their …
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Whether you had suspicions that it was happening or you discovered proof out of the blue, infidelity hurts. Different people have varying opinions on whether it is possible to overcome infidelity in a marriage, but there are some tips that can help you process what’s happened and feel more confident about your next steps. Relying on your support network and talking through your own feelings about the issue can be very helpful. Deciding to separate or divorce might the right choice for you.According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 15 percent of wives and 25 …
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