Archive, January 2018.

Courts do not take lightly their decisions to terminate parents' rights. Even when one parent shows signs of being unfit or disinterested, the court is more likely to limit the parent’s rights than eliminate them. Illinois law allows two circumstances in which a court may rule on whether to terminate a parent’s rights:
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During a divorce, you will likely experience feelings of sadness, loss, and failure. In addition, you may be left with financial struggles because of legal fees, child support, alimony, and asset division. Since a divorce can negatively impact your credit score, it is important to understand how so that you can minimize the damage. Here are several ways divorce can affect your credit.
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Just as no two divorces are exactly the same, no two children will react to their parent’s divorce in identical ways. A child who already has emotional resiliency is more likely to handle the divorce in a healthy manner. Conversely, emotionally fragile children may be prone to outbursts and bad behavior. Predicting how your child will react to your divorce is difficult because he or she may have never faced an event as traumatic as this. Age can be the best predictor because children tend to develop their maturity and understanding at similar ages.
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When attending a divorce hearing, you want the court to judge the issues in questions without prejudice. However, inappropriate behavior and appearance can undermine your case because people form biases based on how you look and act. Looking disheveled and acting rudely suggests that you lack respect for the court and the hearing. From there, a judge may further question whether you are responsible with your financial decisions and parenting duties. Before your divorce hearing, you should prepare yourself to look and act professionally:
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People who served time in prison can struggle upon their release into society. They must acclimate themselves to normal life, with the new limitations that come from having a criminal record. Re-establishing their roles as parents can be one of the most difficult adjustments. Parents who are former convicts may need to take legal action to be able to see their children on a regular basis. Even after that is accomplished, the parents must work to build or repair their relationships with their children.
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The brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. When they are defective and cannot work properly, your risk of a car accident significantly increases. Let’s take a closer look at some dangerous brake statistics and the signs of bad brakes.
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Although you should always drive safely, doing so is particularly crucial if you have a baby in your vehicle. To reduce your risk of a car accident and keep yourself and your baby safe and sound while you are on the road, we have put together this list of five tips for driving safely with a baby.
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Divorce is difficult for all mothers. However, stay at home mothers going through a divorce face unique challenges as they are forced to figure out how to support themselves and their children financially without their ex-spouse’s income. If you are a stay at home mom going through a divorce, these tips can assist you in surviving on your own.
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Whenever you plan on any long-distance driving, you should be extra cautious in order to reduce your risk of getting into a car accident. These six tips for a safe road trip will help you make it to your destination safe and sound.
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You may find yourself in a situation where you have to live with your soon to be ex-spouse until your divorce is settled. Whether you have to live with them during the divorce process for financial reasons or because you would like to ensure your rights are protected, know that there are certain ways you can make your living situation less daunting. Here are several tips on living with your soon to be ex during the divorce process:
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Often times, people opt out of hiring a divorce lawyer to represent them during their divorce in order to save money. If your spouse refrains from hiring a divorce lawyer, you may wonder how this will affect your case. Unfortunately, it can make your divorce more difficult in a number of ways. Here’s what you can expect if your spouse does not hire a divorce lawyer:
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Uber is a ride-sharing service that has increased in popularity in recent years. If you use Uber often, you may be asking yourself, “What happens if an Uber driver gets into a car accident?” Keep reading to find out the answer to this question.
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Years ago, Illinois divorce and paternity Judges followed basically the teachings of psychiatrist Sigmund Freud. This Freudian view of Illinois child custody cases has been a part of Illinois child custody law for many years. So it became that Mothers were granted custody over Fathers which went along with the traditional belief that Mothers were better caregivers and innately more able to care for children especially young children.
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