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Reducing the stress of children after a divorce.

Illinois parents in a post-divorce environment go through several facets of stress when moving on in their lives. Financial, social and emotional changes due to the divorce all can take their toll. These parents understand that the divorce also has an emotional impact upon the children of the marriage. Because a divorce is a new experience for both parents and children, many are not equipped to handle the situation.

Accidents with teens are more often deadly

Illinois drivers may already be wary of cars full of teens on the road, and a study released for National Teen Driver Safety Week will do little to allay their concerns. While teen drivers may be widely considered to be reckless or careless, the concern about their driving isn't limited solely to age-related stereotypes. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, accidents involving cars with a teen driver and only teen passengers are more likely to be fatal for everyone involved.

Mortgage fraud allegations rise in Illinois

Mortgage fraud cases are on the rise in Illinois, especially as more people try to enter the housing market, according to one report. Home prices are growing while mortgage lenders' practices have become more restrictive since the 2008 financial crisis. This was originally sparked by failing home mortgages and widespread banking practices that encouraged repeated investments in the success of those home loans.

Mortgage applications and back child support

Buying a home is a goal for many people in Illinois. Unfortunately, such a purchase can be more difficult for those who owe back child support. It is best to pay off child support arrearages as soon as possible since non-payment carries harsh penalties. If this is impossible, however, qualifying for a mortgage may still be within reach.

How to get child custody back

Losing custody of a child can be emotionally difficult. This is true whether the child was placed in custody of the other parent, a relative or the state foster care system. There are several steps an Illinois parent who is in this situation can take to improve their chances of getting custody of their child back.

Is it possible to modify a child support agreement?

Are you someone who is having difficulty making payments from a court ordered child support arrangement? It is not uncommon for situations to arise where you are unable to stay current on payments. Situations like loss of employment, serious injury or even a change in marital status can disrupt your life enough to cause financial problems. If you are not aware, it is possible to modify the agreement

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