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What is legal custody?

Determining how you will share parental responsibilities and privileges with your child's other parent can be an extremely complex process. Until they face the prospect of divorce or negotiating custody, many parents do not even realize that there are several different types of custody that a parent can hold or share. Legal custody is often one of the most difficult types of custody to get one's head around.

Divorce mediation can help you save your business

When you are a businessperson facing divorce, there are many ways for your personal and professional life to wreak havoc on each other. If you are concerned about keeping your business intact through your divorce settlement negotiation, especially if you did not protect it with a prenuptial agreement, then divorce mediation may be an excellent option for your needs.

High asset divorce can be lengthy if you're not prepared

If you don't secure the strongest available representation for your high-asset divorce, your spouse may take it all the way to the state Supreme Court — just ask the Illinois billionaire whose divorce took more than a decade to resolve. The Illinois Supreme Court eventually put the matter to rest, ruling that the husband would pay for $160,000 in his former wife's legal fees, as well as $27,500 per month in spousal support.

Grandparents seek custody of orphaned children

When tragedy strikes, the law can be harsh, insisting that it be observed even as families grieve. Unfortunately, the grief process cannot postpone abiding with the law, especially when it comes to child custody. The grandparents of several newly orphaned children in Illinois are now experiencing first-hand just how difficult this process can be.

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