The story is all too familiar. The kids stand on the front steps, consumed by sadness. They watch their father walk toward the car. Silent tears roll down their cheeks while their dad gets in the car and drives away. As soon as he’s out of view, he chokes up and pulls over. He doesn’t want to lose … Read more about Shared Parenting v. Equal Parenting: 5 Ways the New Laws Will Hurt Kids
Engaging in a custody battle is rarely worth the pain and the price you will pay. It will drain your bank account and devastate your kids. It is arguably the most emotionally destructive war you can wage in divorce court. But, sometimes you have no choice. We have all read the stories of the … Read more about 15 Custody Battle Tips When Fighting is Your Only Option
Have you ever stopped to wonder why we use the same word – “custody” – to describe the right to care for our children and the imprisonment of criminals? It seems a little strange once you actually think about it. Maybe that's why the Illinois legislature recently eliminated child custody in … Read more about Is Custody Dead? Understanding Child Custody in Illinois
Most divorcing couples embroiled in a custody battle think that the way they can win custody is by proving that their spouse is a terrible parent. They think that if they can persuade their kids to want to live with them, the judge will award them custody. They think that if they can show that their … Read more about How to Lose Your Custody Battle
What if everything you believed about divorce turned out not to be true? While chances are that some of the "divorce facts" that you believe actually are true, unless you are a divorce professional and you understand how the divorce system really works, chances also are that a lot of the things you … Read more about The 10 Biggest Divorce Myths
Tom Cruise's recent admission that his ex–wife Katie Holmes filed for divorce to protect their daughter Suri from Scientology highlights what can happen when divorce and religion mix and go awry. While religion may not be a motivating factor in most people's divorce, it can be an important part of a … Read more about Divorce and Religion: How Do Parents of Different Religions Deal if They Divorce?