Archive, July 2021.

Social media use has become nearly ubiquitous in Americans’ everyday lives. We post pictures, talk to old friends, and share our thoughts, often without pausing to pay attention to the ways that social media influences our behavior. 
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Grandparents are frequently overlooked in the divorce process, but conflicts between a child’s parents and changes to a child’s schedule can seriously impact the quality of the relationship between grandparents and their grandchild. Prior to divorce or separation, grandparents are often deeply involved in their grandchild’s life, and a sudden separation from a grandparent may cause harm to a grandchild’s emotional and mental health. 
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When a couple is heading for divorce, both partners are typically aware that someone will need to file divorce papers with the Illinois county’s Clerk of the Circuit Court. Only one divorce case may be filed for a couple at a time, so it is natural to wonder whether there are any advantages to filing for divorce first. 
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Although caring for a child after divorce may seem like common sense, there can be genuine questions about what the responsibilities of a custodial parent are. Fortunately, Illinois law provides very specific areas in which caregivers are responsible for children. This makes it easy for spouses or judges to recognize areas in which a custodial parent may be failing to meet a child’s needs, and sets the standard for what a child is legally able to expect from a parent. While the term “child custody” is no longer used in Illinois law, the parent with the majority of parental …
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Residents of Illinois may own assets outside of the U.S. for many reasons. Perhaps they are a citizen of another country who lives in Illinois but owns property abroad or are a native Chicagoan with business interests in another part of the world. Regardless of why someone owns international assets, Illinois divorce law requires that these assets be considered as part of the divorce process.
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Prenuptial agreements are an important part of marriage for many people. As single individuals look ahead and consider the possibility that their marriage will not last forever, they should create a prenuptial agreement that protects their property and personal interests in the event that a divorce takes place. 
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