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Illinois family law attorney, Illinois divorce attorney, parental rights,As a parent, you make decisions for your child on a daily basis. Whether you are the sole custodian of your child, or share joint custody, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made with regards to your child’s education, upbringing, health, etc. But what happens when your decisions regarding your child’s upbringing and health have a negative impact on others? This is the question at the center of the child vaccination debate, especially in light of the measles outbreak at Disneyland where 52 cases of infection originated.

One Parent’s Decision Can Pose a Threat to the Rest

At the center of this epidemic is the debate of whether there should be criminal or civil charges for not vaccinating your child, and for the child infecting another child who later dies as a result. The reasoning behind criminal and/or civil liability attaching to these parents is that their decision for raising their child poses a significant threat to the public as a whole.

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lombard illinois divorce attorneyIf you are a parent facing divorce, you may be overwhelmed with the idea of breaking the news to your children. Divorce is scary in itself, but throwing kids into the mix can make it even more difficult. However, it is possible to reduce the stress sitting down and having “the divorce talk” with your kids if you prepare correctly and follow a few simple steps.

When preparing for your conversation, you and your spouse should sit down together and write out exactly what you will say. It is important for the two of you to agree on what you will and will not tell the kids, especially if you are unable to give the speech together. Planning things out will help you to avoid sending your children mixed messages and adding even more chaos to the situation.

When you are planning things out, be sure to also plan when and where the talk will happen. For example, you do not want to break the news to your children the evening before someone’s big soccer game or at a time when you have relatives visiting.

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Illinois Divorce LawyerSo the decision has been made, either you or your spouse are filing for divorce. Even the word “divorce” conjures up discouraging thoughts of possible anxiety, stress, financial difficulties, and lifestyle changes with the emphasis primarily on the adults and their adjustment to the changing family dynamic.

But what about the kids? They're resilient, right? Not so fast, according to a recent article posted to Divorce Source, Inc., the level of a child's understanding and how he/she will handle the situation is still based upon the age old adage, children learn by example and will follow your parental lead.

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divorce decreeDebt from college has become a difficult problem for students who have graduated from higher learning institutions.  Current debt levels amount to over $1 trillion not just for dropouts of for-profit schools and graduate students but even undergrads as well.  Borrowing statistics have also increased; 66 percent of bachelor degree seekers had to borrow in 2007-2008 compared to 45 percent in 1992-1993.  Often parents plan to make high education possible for their children via trusts or saving accounts.

It might be a mistake to not plan to save for your children’s education, but it also might be a mistake to not discuss this topic during a divorce.  Even if you are divorcing your spouse, you both are responsible for their college education.  Don’t assume that this account is your children’s property and leave it untended.

The first step might be freezing the tax advantaged 529 accounts.  This will stop any deposits or withdrawals to the savings account.  A frozen 529 account will also protect the assets from being used for a new child from a second marriage.

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According to new research from economist Enrico Moretti, parents of first-born girls are more likely to divorce. The researcher began his study with an interest in whether a child’s sex had any impact on the parent’s chances of getting divorced. Moretti partnered with prominent economist Gordon B.Dahl to uncover the potential links. A steady stream of divorce research has helped to make connections with leading causes for divorce, the emotional impacts of divorce, and what encourages individuals to stay in marriages versus make the step forward with divorce.

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After reviewing U.S. Census data between 1960 and 2000, Moretti and Dahl discovered that families with first-born sons were less likely to divorce when compared with those whose first born was a girl. The researchers also uncovered another interesting aspect of a child’s sex: parents with first-born sons are also less likely to have more children. Moretti links this to a perceived demand for male children by arguing that these families with first-born sons feel less pressure to continue having children.

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