During a divorce, it is not uncommon for one parent to try to make the other parent look bad so that they do not receive any child custody. A parent may state that the other parent is violent, drinks too much, or uses illegal drugs. If you could relate to this situation, you may be asking yourself whether drug tests are legal in family court. Let’s take a closer look at the answer to this question.
Divorce is an emotional process. Therefore, it is essential to lean on your friends and family to help you get through this difficult time. If you have difficulty opening up to your loved ones or would like guidance from others who know exactly what divorce is like, consider joining a divorce support group. A divorce support group can do wonders for your mental health and offers the following benefits:
After a wedding, many spouses decide to take the last name of their significant other. This brings them closer to their partner and shows their commitment. When couples divorce, the spouse who took on a married last name may keep their name or go back to their maiden name. The good news is they are not legally required to change to their maiden name once their divorce is finalized.
The purpose of traffic laws is to improve road safety by reducing the risk of car crashes. Unfortunately, there are several traffic laws that drivers often ignore. Keep reading to find out whether you are breaking any of these commonly disregarded traffic laws.
Divorce is such a stressful process for yourself that it is possible to miss the signs that your children are also stressed. Children can express their stress through emotional outbursts and regression or retreat into states of depression and anxiety. When you are feeling stressed during your divorce, you are responsible for using coping mechanisms or seeking help. However, you should not expect your children to take the same personal responsibility. Unlike you, they have little control over the source of their stress. Instead, you must minimize the amount of stress that your children are …
When Illinois adopted its income shares model for child support, it created an expenditures table to determine the total child support obligation between both parents. The table uses the combined incomes of the parents and the number of children to calculate how much money is needed for child expenditures. The total is an obligation divided between the parents, with each parent paying an amount that is proportionate to his or her share of their combined incomes. The table amounts account for common child expenditures, including:
Thoughts of divorce are natural when you feel your marriage is depriving you of your happiness. However, you should evaluate the reasons you want a divorce before making a decision. Getting a divorce can be a contentious and expensive process. You will lose some valuable assets as part of the division of property. There will be a grieving process for yourself and your children. Here are four questions you can ask yourself when deciding whether to divorce:
The division of assets in a divorce is supposed to involve equitable gains and losses for each side. However, a financially savvy spouse may try to take advantage of you. There are legal means of doing so, such as having a better understanding of which properties may grow in value. There are also illegal means, such as hiding marital assets that should be accounted for during the divorce. You do not need to view your spouse with outright suspicion, but you should be cautious and aware of ways you can protect yourself.
After a car accident, you may be worried about paying more for your car insurance. This is understandable as car insurance is not cheap and you don’t want to overspend on it. The truth is that in some instances your car insurance rates will increase and in others, they will not be affected. Let’s take a closer look at how a car accident may impact your car insurance rates.
Student loan debt can take a toll on your child’s future. Therefore, planning for your child’s college is crucial. If you are divorced, however, you may find planning for college to be particularly difficult.
The summer is the ideal time for individuals, families, and friends to take a road trip. If you are planning a road trip across the state or country, there are certain steps you should take to keep yourself and other motorists safe. Here are six summer road trip safety trips we recommend:
A document created and agreed to by the parents of a minor child and approved by the court is known as a parenting plan. A parenting plan governs the relationship between the parents regarding the child. If you are going through a divorce and in the process of designing a parenting plan, the following tips can help ensure it is successful.
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