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Many spouses are shocked to discover their partner has committed a serious enough crime to land them in jail. Seeing one’s partner in prison garb and facing the consequences of his or her decision may be more of a burden than the marriage can bear. If a couple shares children, the prospect of explaining the situation to children and continuing a relationship with an imprisoned parent further complicates the question of whether to continue the marriage. Deciding whether to get divorced when your spouse is in jail or prison is a very difficult choice; an experienced Illinois divorce attorney …
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Divorce is famously difficult for children to cope with, but for children who have autism, the changes that come with divorce can present additional challenges. Parents of children with autism may be reluctant to pursue divorce, even when their marriage is deeply unhappy or feels like it is at a dead end, because of concerns that their child may present significant behavioral challenges that could make the divorce even harder. 
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Uncertain financial circumstances pose a difficult question for spouses who are seeking divorce in Illinois. As the economy shifts, inflation seems likely to continue and many economists are predicting an economic contraction in the near future. Given the options available, what is the most sensible divorce strategy, given that future employment may not be guaranteed? In addition to the financial costs of divorce, spouses must also consider the time they want to spend on their divorce, as well as the atmosphere they want to maintain. While people rarely want to spend more time than necessary …
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Once parents of a minor child have entered into a court-ordered divorce decree or parenting agreement, the requirements for child support payments are set in stone. Until the decree is modified, child support payments must be made even if the paying parent falls into difficult circumstances. If you are struggling to make child support payments and wondering whether you can petition a court for relief, read on and then contact an Illinois child support lawyer. 
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Children often get less credit than they deserve for how resilient they are, even after traumatic life events like divorce. Although most children struggle during the divorce and may deal with some behavioral issues after the divorce is over, they can generally bounce back to their normal selves within a couple of years. Unfortunately, some children face coping challenges that are less easily overcome. If you have gotten divorced in Illinois and are wondering whether your child’s behavior may require professional help, read on. 
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