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Illinois injury lawyerNow that it is spring and the summer is fast approaching, you may be invited to one or several weddings. If you have recently gotten divorced and this is your first wedding season single, you may be nervous about going to a wedding solo and unsure of how to RSVP to the weddings invitations you receive. Here are several wedding season tips that are sure to make wedding season an enjoyable rather than dreadful time for you.

1. RSVP Yes

It may be tempting for you to RSVP no. However, doing so can lead to social isolation and loneliness. You were invited to a wedding because a couple wants you to witness their special day so you should be there for them if you are able to. By attending a wedding, you can surround yourself with happy people and have a great time.

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 Illinois injury lawyerIf you believe you are ready to initiate a divorce, there are certain things you need to do to ensure that you are as prepared as possible. Since divorce can become an expensive, lengthy, and emotional process, doing these five things can reduce your risk of potential problems and increase your chances of a smooth divorce.

1. Teach Yourself About Divorce

By educating yourself about the divorce process, you will know what to expect. You can perform some online research, read a few books or magazines, and consult an experienced divorce attorney. Be sure to gain a thorough understanding of what you need to do to make the divorce happen and what to expect with child support and custody.

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 Illinois divorce lawyerDivorce can be particularly difficult when children are involved. The good news is that parents can make life easier for them by collaborating and ensuring the visitation process is as positive as possible. Here are several tips that are sure to help make visitation after divorce easier.

Be On Time

You should never be late when you are visiting with your children. By being on time, you can show that you truly care about your children and value the time you get to spend with them. During your visit, make it clear that your children are your priority by ignoring any phone calls or text messages you may receive.

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Illinois family lawyerSometimes, couples opt for a long-term separation rather than a divorce. If you are unsure of which option is right for you, it is important to understand the true definition of a long-term separation as well as the pros and cons it offers.

What Is a Long-Term Separation?

A divorce puts an end to a marriage while a long-term separation does not. If you decide to separate rather than divorce your spouse for a long period of time, you will live separately but continue to be legally married.

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Illinois family lawyerIf you are going through a divorce and have children, child support is likely at the top of your mind. Since there are many misconceptions about this topic, we have compiled this list of common questions about child support in Illinois. Once you read through the answers to these questions, you’ll become more familiar with the basics of child support and how it may affect you.

1. Which parent is responsible for making child support payments?

Although the answer to this question varies from case to case, the parent who has the most parenting time with the children typically receives child support payments. If both parents have equal parenting time, they may not have the obligation to pay child support to one another.

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