Making Your Parenting Schedule Work for You

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A Parenting Plan Guide for Illinois Parents As a divorced parent or a parent going through a divorce in Illinois, creating a workable parenting plan is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your child’s well-being and maintain a healthy co-parenting relationship. Making your parenting schedule work for you can be…

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Establishing Paternity to Seek Custody Rights 

Establishing Paternity to Seek Custody Rights 

For fathers in Illinois, establishing paternity is a critical first step in securing custody rights and building a strong, lasting relationship with their children. At Manassa Law, P.C., we understand the emotional and legal challenges that fathers face when seeking to assert their parental rights. Our experienced child custody attorney is here to guide you…

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Is Alimony/Spousal Support Mandatory in Illinois?

Is Alimony/Spousal Support Mandatory in Illinois?

When facing the difficult decision to pursue a divorce, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by uncertainties. You might wonder who will get the house, how child parenting will work, or how long the legal process will take. Another important question might be: In Illinois, spousal support payments between divorced spouses are called spousal maintenance. In…

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The Pros and Cons of Separation vs. Divorce

The Pros and Cons of Separation vs. Divorce

If your marriage has hit a rough patch, you may be wondering about what to do next. When attempts at counseling and working it out aren’t helping, you may be ready to move to the next step. For some couples, the question may be whether they should get separated – or move forward with a…

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How to Help a Good Friend Through a Divorce

How to Help a Good Friend Through a Divorce

When you were younger, you may have spent a lot of time – and money – attending weddings. During later phases of your life, those same marriages that you joyfully celebrated may have changed quite a bit. Some of your close friends and family may even be in the middle of divorce proceedings. It can…

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