Illinois divorce lawyerA 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.

1. Determine Vacation Parenting

If your child is in school, they will have time off for winter break, spring break, and summer break. Determine which parent will be responsible for caring for the child during these times off from school.

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Illinois injury lawyerThe 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:

1. Get Plenty of Rest

Going on a road trip can be exhausting. After all, driving for long hours and stopping to enjoy attractions is not particularly relaxing. Therefore, you should get plenty of rest. When you are driving, take regular breaks and make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep each night. If your schedule is too busy, you could drive drowsy and cause an accident.

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Illinois divorce lawyerAfter 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.

Reasons Divorced Individuals Keep Their Married Name

If you are going through a divorce, there are several reasons you may wish to keep your married name. You may want to share a last name with your children or keep your married name because you have built a career and reputation around it. Additionally, you may feel comfortable with your married name because it has become part of who you are.

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Illinois injury lawyerAfter 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.

Instances When Car Insurance Rates Do Not Change

Most drivers wrongly assume that their rates will automatically increase after any type of accident. This is not always the case, especially if you were in a minor accident and have a track record of safe driving.

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Illinois divorce lawyerDuring 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.

Drug Testing Requested By the Judge

In the event a judge believes you or your soon to be ex have used or are using illegal drugs, they may order a drug test. The other parent’s actions in the courtroom or allegations in court documents may lead the judge to have this type of request.

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